FIA registers money laundering case against MQM founder

FIA registers money laundering case against MQM founder

KARACHI: Federal Investigative Agency on Monday registered a case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder on charges of money laundering .

The case has been filed at the department's state bank circle by former MQM member Sarfraz Merchant. He alleged that the party leaders used to send money to founder MQM from bank accounts of Khildmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF) through Hawala channel.

Sources have informed that along with violation of bank laws, anti-terrorism charges have been included in the case against MQM-L leader.

Meanwhile, Scotland Yard confirmed that an ‘International Letter of Request’ has been sent by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to the Pakistani authorities, seeking help in its investigations in relation to at least two speeches made by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s founder.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said that a letter under “Mutual Legal Assistance” has been sent to Pakistan’s “competent authorities” in relation to two speeches made by the MQM leader on March 11, 2015 and Aug 22, 2016.

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