Islamabad - An anti-terrorism court of Islamabad will resume the hearing of Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Dr Imran Farooq murder case today (Monday).

ATC Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi will conduct the hearing of the case in which he had previously granted FIA seven days physical remand of three suspected including Moazzam Ali Khan, Khalid Shamim and Syed Mohsin Ali for their alleged role in the murder case.

After granting their physical remand, the court had directed the investigation agency to produce the accused before the court again on December 14 (today).

During the hearing, FIA Prosecutor Shehzad Zafar had submitted an application seeking ten days physical remand of the suspects for further investigations. However, after hearing arguments, the judge granted FIA seven days physical remand of the suspects in this high-profile case.

In this matter, the counterterrorism wing of the law-enforcement agency has registered a case against the MQM chief Altaf Hussain, Muhammad Anwar, Iftikhar Hussain, Kashif Khan Kamran, Syed Mohsin Ali, Moazzam Ali and Khalid Shamim.

FIA’s counterterrorism wing in Islamabad has registered the case for “conspiracy, assistance, abetment and ultimately assassination 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.

The government of Pakistan through FIA’s counterterrorism wing is the complainant in the case.

MQM leader Dr Farooq was stabbed and bludgeoned to death near his apartment in Green Lane, London, in September 2010.