MQM Leader Imran Farooq murdered in London

Senior leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has been murdered outside his London home, his party said on Friday.

Imran Farooq, a senior member of MQM, was found with head injuries and stab wounds in Mill Hill area of north London on Thursday, British police said.

A message on the party website says: “MQM convenor Dr Imran Farooq murdered in London”. “MQM will mourn the sad demise for 10 consecutive days.”

Police said they were called to reports of a serious assault in the Edgware district of the British capital at 17:30hrs (1630 GMT).

“Officers found an Asian man, aged 50, with stab wounds and head injuries. Paramedics treated the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 18:30hrs (1737 GMT),” said a spokesman for London Metropolitan Police.

Next of kin have been informed and no arrests have been made, said the British police spokesman.

Mr. Farooq was expected to attend a birthday celebration at the MQM headquarters in London but the event was cancelled at the eleventh hour, Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.

Mr. Farooq was one of the founding members of MQM.