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Govt decided to take Imran Farooq murder case to its logical end: Nisar Ali

16 April, 2015

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said that the government has decided to take MQM leader Imran Farooq’s murder case to its logical end.

Talking to media, the minister said his meeting with British high commissioner has no link with MQM’s chief Altaf Hussain’s appearance before the London Police in money laundering case. He said that he has mandate to only brief president, prime minister, cabinet and parliament. “I never briefed any foreign ambassador as it does not fall in my domain.”

The minister said cooperation is being extended to Britain in Dr Imran Farooq murder case by remaining within the parameters of law and the constitution. He said the government is extending cooperation according to international agreements.

He said Dr Imran Farooq murder case is very sensitive and arrest of central figure in the case is an important development. He said the government is not taking Dr Imran murder case as a political issue and that all facts in this regard will be shared with the people.

He said performance of Pakistani institutions in this regard is very important.

Nisar said that the investigation will reveal the actual role of the suspected facilitator they had arrested in connection with the murder.

The suspect Moazzam Ali was produced in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi on Tuesday. He was subsequently placed under preventive detention for three months.

“This man is the central figure. How much role he has played in this case, did he do it on someone’s direction or out of some enmity, and what link he had with the two persons (who are said to be carried out the murder), it will be revealed during investigation with Moazzam,” the minister said. He said the media would be updated as further progress is made into the investigation.

“Because it is the issue of Pakistan’s judicial system and its commitment to fight crime, Pakistan’s commitment to ensure justice, that’s why it has international repercussions. I promise you, whenever there is a progress in investigation or something which is necessary to come to your knowledge, we will give you a briefing,” Nisar said.

A day earlier, the interior minister had said the primary suspect in Imran Farooq’s murder case had been arrested from Karachi but had not disclosed the name of the suspect. MQM denies any links with Moazzam.

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