For the second time in just over a year a video confession of an individual behind bars in secure custody has emerged. The alleged confession contains allegations of serious nature against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), and particularly against its chief, the London based Altaf Hussain. The leaked confession belongs to Khalid Shamim, who is of the suspects in the Imran Farooq murder case. Shamim is currently detained in Rawalpindi’s high security Adiala Jail. The confession claims that Altaf Hussain had expressed his satisfaction at the successful talking out of MQM leader Imran Farooq and he had expressed this to the now reformed Mustafa Kamal who currently heads the Pak Sarzameen Party. In what appears to be a deliberate attempt to give credence to the recent claims of Mustafa Kamal, in his confession Shamim claims that the MQM supremo, Altaf Hussain was uncomfortable with the growing popularity of Mustafa Kamal and considered him as his competitor. The leaked video confession appears similar to that of death row convict Saulat Mirza that emerged in March last year. In the video Mirza hurled startling allegations on Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and its top leadership, merely a few hours before his execution was scheduled to take place. Mirza had further claimed that it was Altaf Hussain who called the hit on Karachi Electric Supply Company chief Shahid Hamid. Shamim’s video like Mirza’s video has no legal value, as the statement has not been made before a magistrate. The Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has taken notice of the video leak but despite the Minister’s notice it is highly questionable how a detailed video of a high value prisoner can be leaked in such a way.
Shamim’s video has striking resemblance to that of Saulat Mirza.