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Popular Pakistani Activist Killed In London

Friday, 17 September 2010 09:06 AM

An exiled Pakistani politician has been murdered outside his home in north London, leaders of his party have said.

Imran Farooq, a senior member of the MQM party who has been in London since 1999, was attacked in Green Lane, Edgware, on Thursday evening, the BBC reports.

The Metropolitan Police said a 50-year-old man had died after suffering multiple stab wounds and head injuries.

The investigation into his death has now been taken over by SO15, Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command.

Officers are working on the assumption that Mr Farooq's murder was politically motivated. Raza Haroon, a member of the MQM central co-ordination committee, said Mr Farooq had sought asylum in the UK as he was under "threat".

The "prominent and popular leader" was living with his wife and two sons in Green Lane.

Following the killing, the security of other political figures from Pakistan living in London is now being reviewed.

The MQM (Muttahida Qaumi Movement) has declared a 10-day mourning period and violence has been reported in Karachi, with cars being set alight and guns fired across the city. It is understood nobody has been killed or injured.

Read the entire story at bbc.co.uk

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