BBC Documentary names alleged killers of Dr Imran Farooq, says they are kept in Pakistan

Owen Bennett-JonesA BBC documentary based on the report of journalist Owen Bennett-Jones talks about the progress in the investigation of assassination of Dr. Imran Farooq, once a senior member of MQM.

According to BBC, documents obtained by BBC Newsnight name the suspects as Mohsin Ali Syed and Mohammed Kashif Khan Kamran.

They are believed to be in Pakistani custody but not under formal arrest.

The investigation into Mr Farooq’s murder has seen more than 4,000 people interviewed, but so far the only person arrested in the case has been Iftikhar Hussain, the nephew of MQM’s London-based leader Altaf Hussain.

The documents, obtained by Newsnight from official sources in Pakistan, suggest Mohsin Ali Syed and Mohammed Kashif Khan Kamran secured UK visas on the basis of being granted admission to the London Academy of Management Sciences (LAMS), in east London.

The documents name two other men. One is Karachi-based businessman Muazzam Ali Khan, of Comnet Enterprises, who is believed to have endorsed the suspects’ UK visa applications and was in regular contact with Iftikhar Hussain throughout 2010.

The other is Atif Siddique, an educational consultant in Karachi, who is believed to have processed them.

Atif Siddique said he was not the agent of LAMS and did not know the two suspects.

A director of the college, Asif Siddique – Atif Siddique’s brother – has confirmed the two students were meant to study there. One of them registered, but failed to attend.

LAMS is designated as a “highly trusted” partner of the UK Border Agency, which means it is supposed to report the non-attendance of students within 10 days of the 10th missed student encounter with staff. Asif Siddique said the college had reported one of the student’s non-attendance to the UK authorities in May 2012.

The Home Office has refused to say whether or not it believes LAMS broke the rules for reporting non-attendance, but has said it is not currently investigating the college.

Mohsin Ali Syed, in his late 20s, arrived in the UK in February 2010. He moved between a number of London addresses, including bedsits in Tooting, in south London, and Whitchurch Lane, in Edgware.

Mohammed Kashif Khan Kamran arrived in the UK in early September 2010. Phone records indicate the two moved around together and it is believed they kept Mr Farooq under surveillance.

Records show that both men left the UK on 16 September 2010, a few hours after the murder had happened, and flew to Sri Lanka, and then on to Karachi on the 19 September.

According to immigration officials in Pakistan, security officials picked them up on the tarmac before they left Karachi airport. Pakistani security sources deny that the men were picked up as a result of a British tip-off.

Documents lodged with Sindh High Court refer to another man, Khalid Shamim, who is believed to have helped the two suspects return to Pakistan. His wife has started legal proceedings in the court in an attempt to trace his whereabouts.

BBC Documentary names alleged killers of Dr Imran Farooq, says they are kept in Pakistan

MQM Chief Altaf Hussain facing charges of money laundering, inciting hate speech in Karachi, and possible association with murder of Dr. Imran Farooq.


BBC News Night Report against MQM and Altaf Hussain

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One Response to BBC Documentary names alleged killers of Dr Imran Farooq, says they are kept in Pakistan

  1. Website Designer Karachi February 1, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    That news is come ….. we are waiting ….. MQM is biggest party of Karachi, People are concern to MQM and Karachiest is better now International and Local Agencies are playing Game with MQM.

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