Ishratul Ibad to be questioned in Imran Farooq murder case

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Staff report

KARACHI

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will interrogate former Sindh governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan in Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) senior leader Dr Imran Farooq’s murder case, it emerged on Sunday.

The development comes after British authorities accepting the mutual legal assistance (MLA) request of Islamabad agreed to provide evidence of Dr Imran’s murder, who was assassinated after being stabbed multiple times in London on September 16, 2010.

Scotland Yard had agreed to let the case be investigated and trialed in Pakistan due to its roots being traced back to the country of origin.

According to media reports, Ibad, who was the longest serving governor in the country, could be interrogated to find out the possible beneficiary of the Imran’s murder and to ascertain the objectives of his assassination.

Three suspects of the murder are being tried in Pakistan.

Farooq was found murdered near his home in North London on 16 September 2010.

In 1978, Farooq helped established the APMSO. When in 1984, the APMSO gave birth to the Mohajir Quami Movement (MQM), Farooq served as its first Secretary-General and Convener.

The former governor has also been named in the Baldia Town factory incident where 289 people died and 600 were seriously injured.