Pakistani Authorities declared founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) as one of the most wanted terrorists of the country. He is listed in the Federal Investigation Agency’s Red Book for the first time.
The Reb Book includes names of other MQM leaders like Muhammad Anwar, Iftikhar Hussain and Kashif Khan Kamran who were declared fugitives by the anti-terrorism courts of Pakistan. The book is compiled by Counterterrorism Wing (CTW) of the FIA.
These leaders including founder of the party were allegedly involved in the murder of MQM leader Imran Farooq, and they never joined the investigations.
“[They all are] involved in the murder case of Imran Farooq. [They are facing charges under 01/15; dated 04.12.2015, u/s 302, 34, 120-B, 109 PPC, 7 ATA, PS CTW /FIA Islamabad,” read the official FIA document.
Islamabad’s anti-terrorism court in June this year convicted Khalid Shamim, Mohsin Ali and Moazzam Ali. These members of MQM were sentenced to life imprisonment declaring Anwar, Hussain and his cousin Khan as absconders. The UK government was called on to extradite Anwar, Iftikhar Hussain and the founder of their party back to Pakistan. The government of UK has not taken any actions on the request thus far.
The FIA listed the aforementioned characters for the first time while compiling this document. It profiled 1,210 terrorists– some 737 are wanted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Some 161 suspects are wanted by law-enforcement agencies in Balochistan, over 100 in Sindh, 122 in Punjab, 30 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 32 suspects on the list are wanted by law-enforcement agencies of Islamabad.
It’s believed that Kashif Khan Kamran, who helped Mohsin Ali Syed in the murder case of Doctor Farooq, died years ago in police custody in Karachi. There has been no official confirmation of his death and now his name has appeared on the most wanted terrorists list.
Sources reported on Thursday that Muhammad Anwar said he had nothing to do with Doctor Imran Farooq’s killing. The UK police carried out their investigations and “found nothing against me and they would have charged me and others of murder if they had been any proof but they didn’t, which shows the allegations are false”.
He told sources that those involved in the murder have been convicted on the basis of evidence provided by the Scotland Yard. He went on to add, “The Scotland Yard investigated the case for ten years. The list by the FIA is politically motivated.”
After holding Syed, Khan and Shamim accountable, courts in Islamabad have additionally issued an arrest warrant for MQM Founder, stating that he was the mastermind behind the killing.
MQM Founder denied any role in the killing and says that Farooq was like a brother to him and his murder was a conspiracy against him.