Pakistan to grant UK access to Imran Farooq murder suspects: sources

May 13, 2015

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Sources said Walton arrived in Pakistan on Monday and met the interior minister in Islamabad the next day before leaving for England.— INP/File
Sources said Walton arrived in Pakistan on Monday and met the interior minister in Islamabad the next day before leaving for England.— INP/File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has agreed to grant British investigation authorities access to the main suspects arrested in Dr Imran Farooq's murder case, DawnNews reported.

Sources privy to the matter said Federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan conveyed Pakistan's approval in this regard on Tuesday in a meeting with United Kingdom’s counter-terrorism department chief Richard Walton.

Sources said Walton arrived in Pakistan on Monday and met the interior minister in Islamabad the next day before leaving for England.

Pakistani authorities have agreed to let UK authorities access arrested suspect Moazzam Ali Khan, who is believed to be the primary suspect in Dr Imran Farooq's murder case, reported DawnNews.

Pakistan's government and the interior ministry claim it was Moazzam who not only planned the technical details of the murder but also provided logistical support.

Know more: Prime suspect in Imran Farooq murder arrested in Karachi: Nisar.

It is pertinent to mention that despite numerous earlier attempts, there exists no official agreement between the UK and Pakistan regarding the exchange of prisoners and criminals.

This is why the government has only granted British authorities access to the suspects solely for the purpose of investigation, said sources.