November 01 , 2017


Farooq Sattar rejects Merchant’s money laundering allegations

LAHORE: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Chief Farooq Sattar on Wednesday termed the London-based businessman Sarfraz Merhcant’s allegations of money laundering leveled against party members ‘baseless’.

Addressing a press conference he said that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had launched an investigation to probe the money laundering charges against the members of MQM-P.

“I can guarantee that no money has been laundered after we parted ways with Altaf Hussain,” he said.

He also accused Sarfraz Merchant of playing a key role in every illegal activity in Karachi.

Sattar also urged the Supreme Court to take suo moto action against the ‘central character of money laundering.

Criticizing the provincial government’s refusal to allow MQM-P to hold rally on 5 October he said, “It is another injustice to us”.

MQM-P had announced to hold rally against provisional census results in Karachi on 5 October.

Police, however, refused to give MQM-P the permission of holding the rally as the date and venue were colliding with the Grand Democratic Alliance’s (GDA) protest.

We have informed the administration 15 days prior to the rally but yet they refused to grant the permission, he said.

Sattar, however, announced to hold a protest on 5 November at Mazar-i-Quaid or in Liaqatabad, despite not being given permission by the authorities.


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