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Two Witnesses Record Final Statements in Imran Farooq Case

Islamabad (June 27, 2018): Two prosecution witnesses in the murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq recorded their final statements in an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Wednesday.

ATC judge Shahrukh Arjumand presided over the case as Muhammad Asif and Shahid — who are associated with a private bank — recorded their statements.Muhammad Asif told the court that “24 transactions were made” in Moazzam Ali’s account — who is one of the accused in the case and was indicted last month by an ATC.

“It is not true that this not a system-generated bank statement,” he added.

After hearing the statements of the two prosecution witnesses, Judge Arjumand expressed anger over the absence of prosecution witness and former deputy director of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Badruddin Baloch.“If Baloch does not appear for the next hearing we will issue arrest warrants,” the ATC judge said.

The hearing of the case was then adjourned till July 9.

On May 02, Anti-terrorism court indicted three accused arrested in the murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader, Imran Farooq.

In a statement recorded earlier, Shamim and Mohsin Ali told the court that Farooq was killed as he was a potential threat to the leadership of MQM.

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After Farooq’s party membership was suspended, the MQM founder said during a telephonic speech that he could be murdered, Shamim told the magistrate.

Farooq, 50, was murdered outside his house in London on September 16, 2010. A post-mortem examination of his body revealed that he was stabbed to death.

According to the London police, a kitchen knife and a brick used in the attack were recovered from the crime site.

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