Reports: Pakistani politician killed in London

September 17, 2010 00:50
1 minute read.


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


LONDON — A Pakistani man identified by British media as a senior politician in his home country was killed outside his home in London, police said Thursday.

Officers found the 50-year-old man with multiple stab wounds and head injuries outside an address in north London at about 5:30 p.m., police said in a statement.

BBC and Sky News identified him as Imran Farooq, a member of Pakistan's MQM party. Both media outlets reported that Farooq had been living in London since 1992 and had not returned to Pakistan since.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. No arrests were made and police were investigating the case.

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement, based in the southern city of Karachi, is one of the country's major parties and has a strong anti-Taliban stance. It represents mainly descendants of Urdu-speaking migrants from India who settled in Pakistan when it was created in 1947.

Rivals accuse the MQM of exaggerating the threat of the Taliban because of its history of bias against Pashtuns, an estimated two to four million of whom live in Karachi.

The MQM's office in London did not pick up calls made late Thursday.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
September 25, 2018
Duterte foe arrested after Philippine court revives old rebellion charges