Imran Farooq murder: ATC sentenced three suspects to death
The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad on Thursday sentenced the three prime suspects in the Imran Farooq murder case to life imprisonment, Live news.
The verdict was read by ATC Judge Shah Rukh Arjumand as the accused appeared in court through video link to attend the hearing.
During today’s hearing, the judge said, “The prosecution has been successful in proving the case against the three of you”.
The accused Khalid Shamim, Mohsin Ali and Mouzam Ali Adila are in jail since the arrest.
The court always issued arrest warrants for MQM founders Altaf Hussain, Iftikhar Hussain, Muhammad Anwar and Kashif Kamran.
In its judgment, the court also ordered the accused to give Rs 1 million to the heirs of the murdered MQM leader.
ATC has also given MQM leader Dr. Today (Thursday) gave a safe verdict in the case of the murder of Imran Farooq, who died in London nine years ago.
The judgment was reserved on 21 May after the completion of the trial. During the hearing, 29 witnesses recorded their statements in the case.
In February, a team of Scotland Yard officials also arrived in Islamabad for a week, with trials taking place in both London and Pakistan after the UK and Pakistan decided to cooperate and the UK went on trial for the entire murder case. The file was sent to Pakistan.
Last year, Pakistan’s lawyer in Britain for the murder case, Toby Cadman, said Britain gave Islamabad “compelling evidence”.
Shumila Farooq, the wife of the MQM leader, was also interviewed during a lengthy trial from London. She read out her statement on September 16, 2010, when her husband was murdered outside her home in Edgware.