Imran Farooq murder case: Red warrants of three MQM-L leaders to be issued


KARACHI: Interior ministry on Friday approved the suggestion to issue red warrants of as many as three suspects who are under trial in Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Imran Farooq murder case.

The warrants of MQM-London’s Anwar Hussain, Iftekhar Hussain and Kashif Khan will be issued on the appeal of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

After getting the warrants, FIA team will contact Interpol in France to arrest the suspects and bring back them to Pakistan.

All three former MQM members have already been interrogated by the Scotland Yard.

Farooq, aged 50, was on his way home from work when he was attacked in Green Lane on September 16, 2010, outside his London home. A post-mortem examination had revealed that he died from multiple stab wounds and blunt trauma to the head.

A five-and-a-half inch bladed kitchen knife and a house brick used in the attack were recovered at the scene, London police had said in the report.

FIA had registered a case against the MQM founder and other senior party leaders in 2015 for their alleged involvement in Farooq’s murder. Mohsin, Moazzam and Shamim were arrested in the same year over suspicion of involvement in the killing.