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MQM leader Imran Farooq murdered outside his London home

By Nitsi

London, Sep 17(ANI): Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) party leader Imran Farooq has been murdered in a knife attack outside his home in London.

Farooq was one of the founding members of the MQM- the fourth largest party in Pakistan, and part of the ruling coalition government.

According to reports, Farooq was attacked in Green Lane, Edgware, on Thursday afternoon.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said that officers attended an address in Green Lane after reports of a serious assault.

"On arrival, officers found a single Asian man aged 50 with multiple stab wounds and head injuries," The Telegraph quoted the spokesman, as saying.

"Paramedics attended the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene," he added.

Farooq disappeared from Pakistan in 1992, and is known to have been living in exile in London since 1999, when he claimed asylum in the UK.

He is understood to be one of Pakistan's most wanted fugitives, with charges including murder and torture.

Meanwhile, the MQM party has declared a 10-day mourning period in Pakistan, and in its offices across the world.

Farooq's body is expected to be brought back to Karachi for burial. (ANI)

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