Imran Farooq murder case: Interior Ministry says no decision on prisoners exchange yet


LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday met with the British counterpart David Cameron in which it was decided Pakistan will hand over 3 suspects of Imran Farooq murder case in Pakistan’s custody to United Kingdom.

According to details, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Imran Farooq’s murder case has taken a crucial turn as Pakistan has reportedly agreed to hand over all three suspects Mohsin Ali, Khalid Shamim and Moazam Ali in Pakistan’s custody to the UK authorities.

Meanwhile, Interior Ministry said in a statement that a decision with regards to handing over three suspects has not been made yet, ruling out the possibility of handing over the suspects through administrative or government order.

The ministry said that it will do what the law of Pakistan permits it, adding that the ruling in Imran Farooq murder case will be according to Pakistan’s law.

According to details, the meeting between premiers of both countries continued for at least 40 minutes in which bilateral relations, global affairs and other important issues were discussed in details.

As per sources, both leaders discussed the agreement of exchange of prisoners in details. The sources said that it was agreed in the meeting that the murderers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) slain leader Imran Farooq will be brought to justice.

Reportedly, British Prime Minister lauded Pakistan over cooperation in Imran Farooq murder case and Pakistan’s role in the ongoing war against terrorism.

The sources added that PM Nawaz also raised the issue of Indian intelligence agency RAW’s involvement in unrest in Pakistan.

PM’s adviser Tariq Fatmi and Pakistani High Commissioner Syed Ibn-e-Abbas was also present in the meeting.

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