*KARACHI - Pakistani authorities are tightening the screw against the MQM founder Altaf Hussain in the money laundering case. *
*An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Wednesday hearing a money laundering case against Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain was informed that progress had been made in the case.*
The investigative officer informed the court that a British law firm has been hired to investigate the matter. Representatives of the firm recently visited Pakistan and have started further investigations.
During the proceedings, the investigative officer informed the court that evidences are being collected against MQM founder, who was evading justice before the services of the British law firm were sought.
He further said that details of sixty-nine bank accounts have been received and the court will be informed over any progress in the case. He said the self-exiled MQM founder was involved in anti-state activities and target killings in Karachi.
The Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) told the court that the funds of the MQM’s charity arm, Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF), were being misused.
Furthermore, the FIA said that money was being laundered through the party’s parliamentarians including several MNAs, Senators and the Deputy Mayor.