‘Former Sindh governor Ishratul Ibad to be grilled in Dr Imran Farooq murder case’

Evidence shared by UK made startling revelations about Dr Ibad, say sources


​ Our Correspondent September 22, 2019
Former Sindh governor Dr Ishratul Ibad (left) and MQM senior leader Dr Imran Farooq. PHOTOS: EXPRESS/FILE

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will interrogate former Sindh governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan in a case pertaining to the high-profile murder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) senior leader Dr Imran Farooq, The Express Tribune learnt 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.

Three suspects of the murder are being tried in Pakistan.

Statement of the late MQM leader which is part of the evidence made startling revelations about Dr Ibad and also disclosed that the ex-governor had disagreement with the former, sources privy to the development said.

UK agrees to share evidence in Imran Farooq murder case

They also revealed that the two MQM leaders had close ties.

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, the insiders added.

They said that the counter-terrorism wing of the FIA with the approval of Ministry of Interior will head to Dubai for the interrogation where the former governor is residing after being removed from his post in 2016. He held the Sindh governorship for 14 years.

Dubai meeting

According to Express News, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar met Dr Ibad in Dubai earlier in the day and exchanged views over the prevailing situation in the country particularly in the Sindh.

On the occasion, Sarwar appreciated the role of Ibad during his tenure as governor, saying the Sindh government needs to take benefit from his experience to resolve issues of the province mainly of Karachi.

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