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Britain agrees to give evidence of Imran Farooq’s murder to Pakistan

In connection with the Imran Farooq murder case, the United Kingdom decided to hand over proof to Pakistan, it emerged on Tuesday.

Toby Cadman, the Pakistan government lawyer, said that the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had presented the case-related papers. The papers include the proof index as well as a UK government document agreeing to share the originals.

He also verified that Pakistan had submitted a application for mutual legal assistance (MLA) to pass proof appropriate to the investigation into the assassination of the leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement.

Cadman said he is currently in Pakistan to deliver the letter of acceptance, the evidence list and to attend a hearing of the case.

Meanwhile, a two-member high court bench comprising IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzeb, overturned a trial court’s verdict and allowed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take more time to collect evidence. The court said that the trial should be completed within two months after the submission of evidence.

The letter of acceptance was also submitted in the court during today’s hearing.

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