By Raza Ruman
Islambad, Feb 1 (Pak Destiny) The two alleged killers of Dr Imran Farooq have been in the custody of interior ministry.
Highly informed sources told Pak Destiny that former interior minister Rehman Malik had arrested the two suspects after getting their flight from Sri Lanka-Karachi to Islamabad.
Mr Malik later used them to “blackmail” the MQM on different occasion. When the PML-N government replaced PPP eight months ago Malik handed over the suspects to Nisar Ali Khan instead of intelligence agencies.
Now the MQM fully supporting the PML-N because of this factor. MQM earlier had voted Nawaz Sharif prime minister vote and it was also seen in this contest.
On the other hand the PML-N government had refused to hand the suspects to the British government despite its request.
Its a testing time for MQM.
According to BBC report, it says the documents it received from Pakistani officials the two suspects were identified, for the first time, by the names of Mohsin Ali Syed and Muhammad Kashif Khan, who were staying on student visa in England.
The report added that the British Crown Prosecution Service had officially asked Pakistani authorities to search for the two most wanted suspects in the killing of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq.
The Pakistani suspects reportedly boarded a plane to Sri Lanka from London’s Heathrow airport on the same day the MQM leader was killed.
It was alleged that Kashif Khan had come to England just days before the murder of Dr Farooq.
Also, both suspects had enrolled in a college situated in east London. Moreover, the British home office said it was currently not holding any investigations against the college.
The BBC report further said that the visa forms of the two suspects were verified by a Karachi-based businessman named Moazzam Ali Khan, who allegedly had remained in continuous contact during 2010 with the 52-year old suspect Iftikhar Husain, a British citizen of Pakistani origin, arrested by London police in 2013.
Hussain’s arrest was the first carried out by London police in relation to Dr Farooq’s killing. MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq, aged 50, was on his way home from work when he was attacked in Green Lane on Sept 16, 2010 outside his London home. A post-mortem examination found that he died from multiple stab wounds and blunt trauma to the head. -Pak Destiny