Sindh High Court seeks crucial evidence against MQM founder

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Sindh High Court seeks crucial evidence against MQM founder

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has summoned progress report from a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and records from anti-terrorism court (ATC) Islamabad in money laundering case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder and others.

The Sindh High Court (SHC) conducted the hearing of a petition of a MQM leader Khawaja Rehan Mansoor where the judge sought the details of investigation in the money laundering charges on the accused persons.

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) Islamabad has been directed to provide details of the case, whereas, a progress report was sought from the joint investigation team (JIT) by the high court.

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A former investigation officer of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Ali Ahmed Abro, appeared in the hearing. He told the high court’s judge that an interim challan of the case had been submitted and the investigation authority had been given to ATC wing.

The defence counsel argued that no progress was made in the case since the last 34 months, whereas, the concerned authorities have not submitted their response in the plea for the transfer of the case from Karachi to Islamabad.

Later, the court adjourned the hearing till October 8.