An anti-terrorism tribunal reserved its verdict on Thursday in the murder case of Dr Imran Farooq, a senior MQM member who was stabbed to death outside his London house in 2010.
On Wednesday, the defense lawyer concluded his arguments, stating that the prosecution has no evidence to link MQM founder Altaf Hussain to the murder.
Khalid Shamim, Mohsin Ali Syed and Moazzam Ali, the three key suspects have already retracted their confessional statements in the event.
The Federal Investigative Agency alleged the 2016 murder of Dr Farooq against Mohsin and Kashif. The two were members of the student wing of the MQM.
The two accused had admitted in their earlier statements to killing the leader of the MQM, saying that Dr. Farooq was a “potent threat to the leadership of the MQM.” However, they backtracked from their assertion, stating they had admitted under duress.
The defense attorney said many people were following Dr. Farooq because he had a reward on his head once. He told the judge that Dr Farooq ‘s murder had nothing to do with his client Mohsin. A FIA official wrote his confession, and Syed was compelled to sign it, he said.
Dr Farooq’s widow, Shumaila, had said in her statement that she did not see anyone killing her husband, but neighbors told her that two men were attacking him with a knife and stone.
She’d documented her statement in February this year via a video connection.