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Nisar, British envoy discuss London murder case

Nisar, British envoy discuss London murder case

ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner in Pakistan Philip Barton called on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday and discussed with him matters pertaining to the case about killing of MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq in London in 2010.

The meeting took place a day after the minister disclosed that the facilitator of the two suspected killers of Dr Farooq had been arrested in Karachi. And the man, Moazzam Ali Khan, was remanded into custody of Rangers for 90 days by an anti-terrorism court on Tuesday.

Read: Altaf in focus as British envoy, Nisar meet




Informed sources said a money-laundering case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain also came under discussion.

Also read: Prime suspect in Imran Farooq murder arrested in Karachi: Nisar

The last meeting between the interior minister and the British high commissioner had taken place after a raid by Rangers at the headquarters of the MQM in Karachi, followed by a televised interview of the party’s chief terming the personnel who had raided his house ‘bygones’.

Also read: Money laundering case: Altaf Hussain's bail extended till July

During the meeting, the British government had been asked to stop an individual inciting violence in Pakistan while sitting in the United Kingdom through his telephonic addresses and live speeches.

Published in Dawn, April 15th, 2015

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