KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency informed an Anti-Terrorism Court on Wednesday that a British law firm has been engaged to investigate the involvement of Muttahida Qaumi Movmement Altaf Hussain in the money laundering case. The ATC was hearing the case into alleged money laundering against Hussain, who is the subject of investigations in the United Kingdom and Pakistan. The court directed the officials to submit a report on the progress of the investigation in one month.
The investigation officer informed the court that evidence was being collected not just from Pakistan and the UK, but also from bank accounts in other countries. He added that to date, 69 bank accounts had been investigated. The judge questioned why no arrests had been made in the case yet, which involved other MQM leaders, including Farooq Sattar, Babur Ghouri, deputy mayor Arshad Vohra, Khwaja Suhail Mansoor and Khwaja Rehan Mansoor. According to the investigation officer, the inquiry has found embezzlement of funds of the Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation – the MQM’s charity wing. He added that the agency had requested for information from the UK and United Arab Emirates authorities through the interior ministry.