FIA says probing allegations of RAW funding to MQM

Islamabad, Mar.9 (ANI): The Federal Investigation Agency has reportedly commenced a probe into allegations of funding by Indian external intelligence agency RAW to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement(MQM) and summoned Sarfaraz Merchant, one of the suspects, for questioning in connection with the MQM money-laundering case.

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudary Niasar Ali had asked the FIA to investigate the allegations levelled by Sarfaraz Merchant against the MQM and its leadership.

An inquiry team of the FIA will investigate the charges against the party of money laundering, illegal purchase of weapons and RAW funding, reports Dawn.

THe FIA summoned Sarfaraz Merchant to record statement, provide evidence related to the investigation.

The interior ministry has also sent a communication to all security and intelligence agencies asking them to share with the inquiry team evidence or information relating to the allegations.

The decision about the matter will be taken up with the British authorities after the submission of a report by the inquiry team.

Sarfaraz Merchant claimed that several lists of explosive weapons had been found in the house of Altaf Hussain in London during a raid by Scotland Yard in 2014.

The list shows that over 65,000 Euros has been paid for the weapons as well as its conversion into Indian rupee.(ANI)

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