Imran Farooq murder case: IHC rejects plea of suspects


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected the plea of arrested suspects Moazzam Ali and Mohsin Ali, seeking expunging sections of Anti-Terrorism Act. Announcing the judgment over the pleas of the two arrested suspects, the court ordered to maintain the seven sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

It may be mentioned here that at the last hearing the counsel of the two suspects Barrister Saif had plead the court to expunge the said sections. He had argued that Dr Imran Farooq’s murder in London did not fuel any terrorism in Pakistan. The public prosecutor opposing him had said that the arrested suspects are trained terrorists and as per the report of Joint Investigation Team (JIT), Imran Farooq was murdered on the direction of MQM’s founder.

Justice Athar Minallah had reserved the decision on the last hearing.

It may be mentioned here that Imran Farooq was murdered outside his house in London seven years ago on September 16; police and other agencies have continued investigations ever since.

The Scotland Yard has issued a statement saying the investigations of the murder are still underway and that it is in touch with the Pakistani authorities over its fresh probes.