KARACHI: As the London Metropolitan Police investigators began interrogating Moazzam Ali Khan, the alleged financer of the murderers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq, the Sindh High Court (SHC) sought replies from the federal authorities on his wife's plea against the denial of meeting the suspect.
A division bench, headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, issued intimation notices to the deputy attorney general (DAG) to file replies of the relevant authorities by July 17.
A five-member team has arrived in Islamabad to interrogate the three suspects, Moazzam Ali Khan, Khaid Shamim and Mohsin Ali Syed, in connection with Dr Farooq's murder near his Edgware residence as he was returning home from a local pharmacy on September 16, 2010.
Saadia Bano moved an application seeking urgent hearing of her petition regarding her husband's detention. She informed the two judges that the SHC had, while hearing her earlier application, directed the Rangers and other authorities to allow her and other family members to meet Khan.
She claimed that the court's directives were duly communicated to the relevant authorities, but they had not arranged a meeting with her husband in compliance with such directives.
In her plea, Bano pleaded the court to direct the authorities to allow a meeting as Khan's health conditions are deteriorating. Granting the urgent application, the bench issued intimation notices to the DAG to file comments of the relevant authorities by July 17.
Earlier, Bano had filed a petition alleging that the Rangers had arrested her husband from his house in Azizabad's Block 8, Federal B Area, on April 12.
The law enforcers had later disclosed that Moazzam Ali Khan had financed the two killers, who stabbed to death the MQM leader in London.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2015.