Non-bailable arrest warrant of MQM founder issued in money laundering case

KARACHI: Non-bailable arrest warrant for MQM founder Altaf Hussain was issued by an anti corruption court (ATC) on Thursday, in Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF) money laundering case.

The court also issued non-bailable warrants against other MQM leaders: Mohammad Anwar, Tariq Mir and Khawaja Rehan Mansoor.

During the hearing, Federal investigation Agency (FIA) Investigation Officer Imam Baksh appeared before the court and submitted an apology for being absent in previous hearing.

The court accepted the apology and ordered to release the stopped salary of the investigation officer.

The investigation officer argued that KKF funds were misused by leaders of MQM and they transferred money to Altaf from the accounts of party’s charity wing through Hundi.

The investigation officer added that transfer of money was also done through the accounts of some of the MQM’s members of parliament, senators and Karachi Deputy Mayor Arshad Vohra.

He said we have already sought information from law enforcement agencies and foreign office in this regard. He said they have asked the British government and UAE officials to send bank transactions’ record.

The hearing was adjourned till March 31th.