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.
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.