Dozen leaders of Karachi-based MQM party summoned by FIA in ‘money laundering case’


By Bilal Arshed

KARACHI: Pakistan’s top investigation outfit, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) yesterday summoned Dr Saghir along with 10 senior members of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) through a notification.

This comes as an important development in the money laundering probe being initiated against the MQM founder Altaf Hussain who remains self-exiled in London. The MQM founder remains based in the UK capital since 1992 and was facing investigation for money laundering which was being pursued by multiple security departments, including the Scotland Yard.

MQM’s Dr Saghir has been summoned by FIA to appear at 11:00 am on February 15, at its Counter Terrorism Wing in the federal capital.

Muhammad Shahid, Muhammad Zubair, Muhammad Tahir, Rauf Mughal, Manzoor Ahmed, Muhammad Irfan, Rafeeq Rajput, Kamal Siddique and Kaiful Warra are other members of the party who have been summoned.

The inspector in the case has warned the leaders of the financial capital’s strongest (secularist) party to be ready for punishment in accordance with the law in case of non-compliance with the order.


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