The chief of Muttahida Qaumi Motion’s (MQM) Pakistan faction, Dr Farooq Sattar, “categorically rejected” the accusations of money laundering levelled towards the social gathering members by UK-based mostly businessman Sarfaraz Service provider.
“Within the present state of affairs, once we are being politically victimised, it will be significant that we reject any accusation levelled towards us,” Sattar clarified whereas addressing a press convention on Wednesday.
The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) has began investigating cash laundering costs towards the MQM members, Sattar stated. He, nevertheless, claimed that nobody has been nominated within the first info report (FIR) lodged on Product owner’s grievance.
Sattar additional stated that former MQM chief Arshad Vohra, MNA Khawaja Sohail Mansoor and his brother Khawaja Rehan Mansoor, and former senator Ahmed Ali had acquired letters from the FIA and have been dealing with probe regardless of not being nominated within the FIR.
He disclosed that a letter addressed to the “president of MQM” was additionally acquired, nevertheless, he was unsure whether or not it was meant for the chief of MQM’s London faction or Sattar himself.
“I’m not conscious of any cash laundering if it occurred earlier than August 22, 2016, however I can assure that there was no such occasion after August 22,” he insisted, including that the leaders charged by the FIA have been falsely accused, together with Vohra — who just lately give up MQM to hitch Pak Sarzameen Get together (PSP).
Sattar criticised the police for refusing to grant permission to MQM for holding a rally on October 5, on the pretext that the date and venue collided with the Grand Democratic Alliance’s (GDA) protest.
The MQM had introduced to carry a protest towards the current census’ outcomes and a proposed delimitation bill, that might permit recent delimitation of constituencies and was being seen as an obvious transfer by the Sindh authorities and a few political events to settle the controversy over the census knowledge.
“We had knowledgeable the authorities 15 days previous to the rally,” he stated. “But they refused to provide us permission as a result of GDA is holding a protest on the identical date.
“We even provided to vary the venue of our protest however they [police] did not comply with that both. The town police ought to be competent sufficient to deal with two rallies,” Sattar maintained. “Protest is our [democratic] proper… that is an injustice to our celebration.”
He additionally alleged that Karachi police have been taking down MQM’s banners and flags on the pretext that placing up political banners was not allowed. He termed it discrimination towards the social gathering, claiming that police had not taken down flags of Jamaat-i-Islami.
“This can be a clear message for the voters of Karachi and Sindh that MQM is being sidelined,” stated Sattar.
He went on to announce that the social gathering will maintain a protest on November 5 at Mazar-i-Quaid or in Liaqatabad, even when the authorities refuse to grant permission.
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