Islamabad - A special anti-terrorism court will conduct an important hearing of Muttahida Quami Movement leader Dr Imran Farooq murder case during the current week.

ATC Judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi will conduct hearing of the case on February 4. Previously, the court had extended judicial remand of Khalid Shamim and Mohsin Ali by another 14 days and directed the FIA officials to produce them again on the next hearing. It is interested that Khalid Shamim, one of three suspects arrested in Dr Imran Farooq murder case, had already expressed his willingness to become an approver in this matter.

“I am ready to become approver if nation supports me. I need help, people’s help,” said the murder suspect in response to a query after his previous court appearance in Islamabad’s Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC).

The suspect alleged that MQM leadership has the support of MI6 and RAW and Altaf Hussain is an agent of RAW while Muhammad Anwar is agent of British agencies.

“I know that Altaf Hussain, Mohammad Anwar and accomplices are being helped by MI6, RAW and the CIA,” he said adding: “I need public support. I want to take this case to the International Court of Justice. The MQM leadership is the culprit and I am ready to be the state witness in this case,” added the accused.

Currently, three men including Moazzam Ali Khan, Khalid Shamim and Syed Mohsin Ali, accused of involvement in the murder of MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq, are facing their trial before the court in this matter.

Two of them including Khalid Shamim and Syed Mohsin have given sworn testimony that party leader Mohammad Anwar issued a direct order to murder Imran Farooq, a senior party figure, in London in 2010.

Shamim said that the pair had received orders from MQM leader Altaf Hussein and Anwar, the second most powerful figure in the party.

Three men have been arrested for killing Farooq but only two accused opted to make confessional statements at the court hearing while Moazzam Ali refrained. Moazzam Ali Khan, Khalid Shamim and Syed Mohsin Ali were arrested last year.

They are accused of conspiring with MQM leader Altaf Hussain and his aides Muhammad Anwar, Iftikhar Hussain, Kashif Khan Kamran in the murder of their party colleague Dr Farooq who was stabbed and bludgeoned to death near his apartment in London’s Green Lanes in September 2010.

The counterterrorism wing of the law enforcement agency has registered a case against Syed Mohsin Ali, Moazzam Ali and Khalid Shamim.

The FIA’s counterterrorism wing has registered the case for “conspiracy, assistance, abetment and ultimately the assassination and murder of Dr Imran Farooq, ex-parliamentarian and senior member of MQM in London in September 2010. The case has been registered under sections 302, 34, 109, 120B of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act. If convicted the men could face the death penalty.