The Interior Ministry has approved the repatriation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain from Britain to Pakistan.
According to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials, at the request of the FIA, the Interior Ministry approved repatriation of the founder of the MQM.
According to sources, Iftikhar Hussain and Mohammad Anwar, who are based in the UK, have also been approved to be brought to Pakistan at the request of the FIA.
It may be recalled that MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq was assassinated in the UK on September 16, 2010, after which the FIA registered a case of murder in Pakistan on December 5, 2015 in which three accused Khalid Shamim, Mohsin Ali and Moazzam Ali were arrested.
After a lengthy investigation, the statements of several witnesses and the assistance of the British police, on June 18, 2020, the Special Anti-Terrorism Court in Islamabad handed down its verdict and sentenced the three arrested accused to life imprisonment.
The anti-terrorism court had issued permanent arrest warrants for MQM founders Muhammad Anwar and Iftikhar Hussain in the Imran Farooq murder case and ordered them to be produced.
The court decision said that the assassination of Imran Farooq was ordered by the founder of MQM, whose sole purpose was to remove the political barrier in the party on the instructions of the founder of MQM.
It should be noted that the founders of MQM have been present in London since 1992 and during that time they did not visit Pakistan even once.
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