MQM rejects claim Imran was launching new party



The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Monday ruled out claims made by the London Metropolitan Police regarding the murder investigation of slain MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq in which it was asserted he was seeking an independent political career.

British detectives said earlier on Monday that the fact Dr Farooq was about to launch an independent political career before his murder remained a key line of inquiry in the probe.

The former MQM leader was stabbed to death on September 16, 2010 outside his residence in London.

Talking to reporters at MQM headquarters Nine-Zero, Rabita Committee Deputy Convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and senior leader Haider Abbas Rizvi said anyone who doubted allegiance of Dr Farooq with the party should investigate it further.

Ruling out claims of the Met Police, both the leaders said the thought that Imran Farooq was seeking to form a new political party was simply unimaginable. “We can’t even think that Dr Imran Farooq was forming a new party.”

Dr Khalid said the party would not create hurdles in the ongoing murder probe by any investigating agency.

“Conspiracies are being hatched to link MQM with the murder of Dr Imran Farooq,” said Haider Abbas Rizvi.

The MQM leaders said Dr Farooq was a symbol of the party’s struggle and those who considered him an enemy were adversaries of the “movement”.


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