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MQM owns 70 bank accounts in London

17 June, 2016

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KARACHI: The Scotland Yard had requested Pakistani institutions to provide them with evidence of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) involvement in allegedly extorting money.

Sources said that MQM owns 70 bank accounts in London out of which 26 belong to party chief Altaf Hussain. Scotland Yard has also asked for details regarding the Baldia factory fire incident. Important developments have also come to the fore in the money laundering case against the party. 38 bank accounts have been linked to the party's former head of financial matters Tariq Mir while 12 are in the name of MQM UK.

Another report also surfaced in this regard by British journalist Owen Bennet-Jones. He stated that the Scotland Yard documents also revealed that MQM had purchased various properties in Britain and paid in cash for them. Scotland Yard had also asked for details regarding the Baldia factory fire case and had demanded also a copy of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report investigating the incident.

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