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Imran Farooq’s murder was ‘birthday gift’ for Altaf

ISLAMABAD: One of the prime suspects in senior MQM leader, Dr. Imran Farooq’s murder case, has revealed that the 2010 assassination was a ‘birthday gift’ for the party’s London-based founder Altaf Hussain.

Khalid Shamim, a key suspect said in his confessional statement – as reported by Samaa – that he sent Mohsin and Kashif to London with the help of Muazzam Ali.

Shamim confessed that a close aide of Altaf Hussain, Muhammad Anwar, set the day of Sept. 16 for the murder since he wanted “to give Altaf Hussain this news on birthday (Sept 17) as a gift.”

Shamim said he then went to Afghanistan along with Kashif and Mohsin through Chaman border, but was arrested while returning to Pakistan after five years.