Imran Farooq murder case: Non-bailable arrest warrant of MQM founder re-issued

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for MQM’s founder in the Imran Farooq murder case.
The warrants were issued during a hearing of the Imran Farooq murder case and the court further instructed the police to arrest and present the accused during the next hearing.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prosecutor, during the hearing, asked for more time to prepare documents in the case.
Earlier, the ATC issued permanent arrest warrants for the suspects in the murder case.
The warrants were issued against Iftikhar Hussain, Mohammad Anwar and Kashif Kamran. Their arrest warrants were received by the FIA anti-terrorism wing.
Scotland Yard had named former All Pakistan Mohajir Students Organisation (APMSO) activists Mohsin and Kashif as the suspects who assassinated Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Dr Imran Farooq outside his home in September 2010 in London.
A key suspect in the murder case claims the London-based party founder gave him directions to assassinate Farooq in a telephonic speech to workers in Karachi.
The shocking revelation was made in a confessional statement to a magistrate by Khalid Shamim, one of the key suspects in the investigation of Farooq’s murder in Edgeware in 2010.
Shamim is believed by investigators to have planned the assassination and provided material support to the killers. Shamim claims he regrets his actions and has not made the confession under any form of duress.