ISLAMABAD:(APS) Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday said the primary suspect in Dr Imran Farooq’s murder case has been arrested from Karachi and will be presented in court tomorrow (Tuesday).
Speaking to reporters in Islamabad, Nisar Ali Khan did not disclose the name of the suspect but said his identity will be made public when he is presented in court tomorrow.
“Since the past year our intelligence agencies were making all efforts to arrest the central character behind the incident,” Nisar said.
“The two other men who were suspected [of being involved in the murder], they were poor people,” the minister said, referring to the two Pakistani nationals —29-year-old Mohsin Ali Syed and 34-year-old Muhammad Kashif Khan Kamran — wanted by British authorities investigating the murder.
“They went to England for the first time. Their trip to England, their visas, the courses they were enrolled in and the money to finance the visit — the thousands of pounds in fees that they paid — the man behind the basis of this plot, according to our investigation, has been caught in Karachi by intelligence and security agency operations.”
“That person has been arrested through targeted operations by Pakistan’s security and intelligence agencies, he added.
“I have said on multiple occasions that it is not about politics, it is about murder, and the point is to bring those responsible for it before the law,” Nisar said.
Nisar said a JIT will also be formed to investigate the case, and a proper application for that will be submitted in the next two days.
“Due to the international implications and repercussions of the case, federal institutions that have been part of the investigation will also be a part of the JIT,” said the interior minister.