UK shares Imran Farooq murder case evidence with Pakistan
LONDON: The government of United Kingdom has provided evidence to the Pakistani authorities regarding the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Imran Farooq murder case.
Toby Cadman, the counsel for the Pakistan government, told Dawn that he had submitted the proofs to the federal capital’s top court on Tuesday. He said he had arrived in Pakistan to deliver the evidence and attend hearing of the case.
The counsel also confirmed that he had requested for mutual legal assistance (MLA) to transfer evidence in connection to the inquiry about Imran Farooq’s murder.
The MQM leader was murdered in London in 2010. In June this year, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had informed an anti-terrorism court (ATC) that the UK had agreed to share evidence on condition that the suspect would not be given capital punishment, if found guilty.
The ATC was relayed that the UK Central Authority refrained from sharing evidence as it was not allowed under the European laws to share evidence with the country where death penalty was allowed.
Two suspects, Khalid Shamim and Syed Mohsin Ali, have confessed that the veteran MQM leader was murdered for he was a potent threat to the leadership of the party. While, another suspect Moazzam Ali has not yet given any confessional statement in the case.