Suspect says Altaf ordered hit on Imran Farooq
KARACHI / ISLAMABAD: A suspect in the Dr Imran Farooq murder case has hinted at the involvement of Altaf Hussain within the MQM leader’s assassination, announcing Mustafa Kamal had advised him about being threatened through the MQM chief.
In a video recorded allegedly in his Adiala prison cellphone, Khalid Shamim known as upon Karachi’s ex-mayor to tell the investigators in regards to the episode when he went to London to carry again Dr Imran’s physique.
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“i have already advised Scotland Yard and Pakistani authorities you [Kamal] got threats through Altaf,” the prisoner says. “With due apology, I told them what you shared with me and i also need you to inform them this as well.”
Khalid, who was once arrested in June final 12 months after going missing in January 2011, said Altaf referred to as Kamal and said to him: “kaam tou acha hogya (the job has been carried out good)”, it appears relating to the murder of Dr Imran, a senior MQM leader who used to be killed in London in September 2010.
He claimed the MQM supremo was additionally uncomfortable with the reputation among employees of the then Karachi mayor.
Altaf viewed Kamal as his competitor and felt that the previous senator wanted to take his place, Khalid mentioned, adding Altaf had hinted to Kamal that someone who betrayed him would face an identical consequences.
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The murder suspect also requested Kamal, who lately launched his own Pak Sarzameen get together, to aid him get released from reformatory in return for some favours, which he claimed to have given Kamal previously.
“I want a residential position in Islamabad, (on the groundwork of which) i can file an appeal for condo arrest,” said Khalid, who is presently on judicial remand and waiting for trial. “for the reason that you might be working with Malik Riaz, it is not an quandary for you to arrange such a position for me in Islamabad. I’m hoping you’ll reply positively.”
Who let the video out?
Reacting to the leaked video, the MQM has once once more put up questions about who would record a video within a jail and who could have leaked it on purpose.
“we now have some questions about this video,” stated Dr Farooq Sattar while addressing a news convention.
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Terming the video “a media trial” of the get together, the MQM leader questioned who had recorded Khalid’s video and who gave it to a news channel. “Who gave the script to Khalid Shamim that he was reading? Who’s at the back of it?” he requested. “Such conspiracies have surfaced previously however we remained quiet on them. This time, we can demand solutions.”
He introduced such movies affected the interrogation and investigation of excessive-profile cases, claiming an “unannounced operation” has been initiated in opposition to the MQM.
Taking observe of the video recording, interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has ordered an investigation to determine how a video would were recorded within the prison.
The inner ministry spokesman stated the inquiry would find out if the jail management assisted within the video-making system. The document has been sought within two days.
A an identical video in opposition to the MQM management from inside a penal complex cellphone was leaked final year as well. MQM’s notorious hit-man Saulat Mirza regarded on media hours earlier than his putting on March 19 final yr, accusing Altaf of ordering assassinations by means of Babar Ghauri.