London court orders to freeze trust properties under MQM founder’s control

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A high court judge has ordered to freeze all six trust properties controlled by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder in London.

According to media reports, London High Court Judge Peter Knox, in the court order, also froze the MQM founder’s palatial residence in West London where he presently resides with his associates.

The court order means the MQM founder and his associates could stay in the properties till the court decision on the case but these properties could not be sold.

Six London properties that have been frozen by the court order also included the MQM Secretariat premises in London. The properties included Abbey View house, High View Gardens first house, Whitchurch Lane first house, Brookfield Avenue house, High View Gardens second house, Whitchurch Lane second house and the MQM office in Elizabeth House.

According to reports, the case will now proceed in due course within a few months.

The claim in the court was started in London on behalf of Syed Aminul Haque, the MQM-Pakistan (MQM-P) MNA and a member of MQM-Pakistan Rabita Committee. MQM-P had filed the case for the recovery of trust properties having a value of around 15 million British pounds.

 

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