Pakistani Politician Stabbed, Killed In London

A prominent political figure in Pakistan has been killed outside his home in London.

Imran Farooq was a leading member of the MQM party which is one of the largest in Pakistan.

Police confirmed they were called to an address in Edgware, London, at 5.30pm after reports of a serious assault.

"A 50-year-old single Asian man had multiple head wounds and stab wounds. He was confirmed dead at the scene at 18.37," a Metropolitan police spokesperson said.

Next of kin have been informed, they added.

According to reports from 1999, Mr 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, he had served as Convenor of the Coordination Committee.

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