Imran Farooq murder case: Mirza jets off to London to brief Scotland Yard

PPP workers were also present at the airport, chanting slogans to support him.


Hafeez Tunio November 16, 2011

KARACHI:


Just before taking off for London on Tuesday night, former Sindh home minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza, dropped another bombshell – he was going to brief the Scotland Yard about the murder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Dr Imran Farooq.


Not one to shy away from controversy, Dr Mirza told the media at the Karachi Airport that he was going away for a week and the people of Pakistan were going to hear good news regarding a breakthrough in the Imran Farooq murder case. “I have two briefcases filled with proof which will help the Scotland Yard police,” he said.

Chanting slogans to support the former Sindh home minister, workers of the Pakistan Peoples Party were also present at the airport.

Despite warnings from President Asif Ali Zardari telling his party workers to avoid associating with Mirza, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, along with PPP MPAs Imdad Pitafi and Fayyaz Bhutt, accompanied him to the airport. There were reports that Memon was also flying out with Mirza via UAE on Emirates Airline flight EK603. However, despite repeated attempts, no contact could be established with the minister, and no government or party official confirmed the news.

Some senior leaders of the PPP, including Sindh Revenue Minister Jam Mehtab Dahar, also held meetings with Mirza on Tuesday morning, sources within the party told The Express Tribune, adding that Memon and other PPP MPAs who have been supporting Mirza on the local government system were also present during those meetings.

Other than that, Awami National Party President Shahi Syed, leaders of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement and defunct Peoples Aman Committee also held separate meetings with Mirza at his residence in Karachi.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 16th, 2011.

COMMENTS (23)

Salman Orangiwala | 10 years ago | Reply Unlike Kangaroo courts , the british Judiciary is a lot diffferent than what we paksitanis percieve . Let Mirza put his case . But for the sake of sanity someone must be sane enough to inquire after how Mirza , a petty officer in the Paksitan Navy in the 80's , became the owner of more than two sugar mills and four/five lavish bungalows in Defence ? Would some Paksitani court ever investigate that ? Will soemone ver ask Mirza to put the Holy Quran on his head and deny that he himself acquired their PROPERTIES by an honest mean ? We are Paksitanis , just love to get carried away .
Khalid | 10 years ago | Reply

MQM have won their seats from most Literate city (Karachi) of pakistan in last 9 elections. And they have served karachi in Mustufa Kamal's Era very well. This is realtiy

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