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Senior Pakistani MQM Leader Stabbed To Death Near London

London: Imran Farooq, a leading member of Muttahida Quami Movement -- Pakistan's third largest political party, has been stabbed to death outside his London home last evening, the police said.  The Metropolitan Police said they
PTI September 17, 2010 10:18 IST
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London: Imran Farooq, a leading member of Muttahida Quami Movement -- Pakistan's third largest political party, has been stabbed to death outside his London home last evening, the police said.  

The Metropolitan Police said they were called to reports of a serious assault in Green lane at Edgware in north London.  

"When officers arrived, they found an Asian male, aged 50, suffering from multiple stab wounds and head injuries. He was treated by paramedics at the scene but was pronounced dead at 18.37 hours (local time)," a Met Police spokesman said.  

"The next of kin have been informed." He said, so far, no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.  
From 1999, Farooq claimed asylum in the UK after years on the run as one of Pakistan's most-wanted fugitives.  
He was wanted on a range of charges including murder but insisted the claims were politically motivated.  

In Pakistan, Farooq had served as Convenor of the Coordination Committee of his party. PTI