The Frontier Corps arrested earlier today two suspects reportedly involved in MQM leader Imran Farooq’s murder from the Pakistan, Afghanistan border town of Chaman.
“The men identified as Khalid Shamim and Mohsin Ali were arrested on a tip-off,” a FC spokesperson said, adding that the men belong to a political party based in Karachi.
A source, however, said the men were arrested for involvement in Dr Imran Farooq’s murder.
The FC spokesperson further said, “We have decided to hand over the men to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) after startling revelations.”
“The Interior Ministry has been informed about the arrests.”
The government has been working on arresting the murderers of the MQM leader for months now.
As per a BBC report published in January 2105, the UK authorities had asked Pakistan to trace two suspects believed to have been involved in Farooq’s murder. Documents obtained by BBC Newsnight named the suspects as Mohsin Ali Syed and Mohammed Kashif Khan Kamran.
Farooq was 50 when, on September 16, 2010, he was murdered in Green Lane near his London residence. His autopsy report said he had suffered multiple stab wounds and blunt trauma to the head.
He had gone into hiding in 1992 after a government-mandated military crackdown was launched against the MQM in Karachi. He sought asylum in Britain seven years later.