MQM linked to over 70 bank accounts in London; 26 only to Altaf
More than 70 London Bank accounts related to Muttahida Quami Movement are being investigated for money laundering, a BBC report said on Friday.
Twenty-six of those Bank accounts are in the name of MQM Chief Altaf Hussain.
Six British detectives were recently in Pakistan for the inquiry of alleged money laundering case. The details of both open and closed bank accounts has also been submitted to Pakistan’s Federal Investigations Agency (FIA) for assistance in the inquiry.
British police have been investigating MQM for several years but the investigation picked up markedly since an April meeting between Interior Minister of Pakistan Chaudhry Nisar and Home Secretary of the UK Theresa May.
“The investigation continues and any further relevant information would be discussed with the CPS,” said a spokesperson at Scotland Yard.
The MQM has denied Scotland Yard’s claims about the bank accounts saying them ‘baseless’.
The documents submitted by Scotland Yard to FIA also include a number of other British requests for assistance.
The British asked for information about cash and weapons found at the MQM Karachi headquarters.
They also asked for confirmation of Pakistani media reports that MQM was involved in extortion in Karachi.