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KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) said on Monday it was not going to shift its temporary headquarters from a building in Bahadurabad that has been “confiscated” by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

The FIA confiscated 29 properties owned by the Khidmat-i-Khalq Foundation (KKF), the charity wing of the MQM, in upscale and business areas of Karachi that it alleged were purchased with the money collected through ‘extortion’.

MQM-P spokesperson MNA Aminul Haq told Dawn that the FIA only “froze the sale and purchase” of the properties in question, including the building that housed the Bahadurabad headquarters.

“The services of the KKF, including its blood bank, funeral bus service, are still going on as usual,” he said, adding that the organisational work at the party headquarters was also taking place as per routine.

He said MQM-P was in touch with the federal government and other authorities concerned on the issue.

Published in Dawn, January 8th, 2019