ISLAMABAD -UNS– Interior ministry on Friday has 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.
Khalid Shamim, Moazzam Ali and Mohsin Ali are nominated suspects in the case. On December 31st of the previous year, Shamim and Mohsin Ali had confessed to the crime in front of the judicial magistrate in Pakistan.
Shamim had admitted that a key MQM personality wanted to get Farooq out of his way. He said that the directives to assassinate Farooq came from London.
Farooq, 50, a founding member of MQM was killed in a knife attack in Edgware, northwest London in September 2010.
He claimed asylum in Britain in 1999 and was wanted in Pakistan over different charges including torture and murder but always claimed the accusations were politically motivated.
He had twice been elected an MP in Pakistan, but went into hiding in 1992 when the government ordered a military crackdown against party activists in Karachi.