Govt to approach UK to repatriate MQM founder in Imran Farooq murder case

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Govt to approach UK to repatriate MQM founder in Imran Farooq murder case

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to approach Britain to repatriate Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain along with his relative Iftikhar Hussain and party leader Muhammad Anwar in the Imran Farooq murder case.
Interior Ministry officials have said initially the repatriation process would be started to comply with the court’s verdict against them.
According to reports, it has been decided a letter would be sent from the Attorney General of Pakistan and the documents related to the court’s verdict to Britain.
A special anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on June 18 has handed life imprisonment to three accused in the Imran Farooq murder case.
The accused, Khalid Shamim, Mohsin Ali Syed and Moazzam Ali had been in Adiala jail ever since they were arrested. Their sentences will run concurrently and their time already spent in jail will count towards their sentence, according to the ATC verdict.
The court had also ordered the sentenced individuals to pay Rs1 million each to the heirs of the murdered MQM leader.
It also issued perpetual arrest warrants for MQM founder, Iftikhar Hussain, Muhammad Anwar and Muhammad Kashif Khan Kamran.
Following the announcement of the verdict, the slain MQM leader’s wife, Shumaila Farooq said that she won’t even wish for her enemies to go through such tough times as she had.
She said that “strength” and “patience” are two important virtues to live by and she accepts the court’s decision.
MQM leader Dr Farooq was murdered on December 16, 2010, in London. The Federal Investigation Agency had registered a case against his murder on December 5, 2015, in Pakistan and arrested Khalid Shamim, Mohsin Ali and Muazzam Ali in connection with the murder.

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