Imran Farooq murder linked to rows within MQM

 

 

Pakistan: Imran Farooq murder linked to rows within MQM party

by Vikram Dodd, crime correspondent

The Scotland Yard investigation into the murder in London of the leading Pakistani politician Dr Imran Farooq has been told that rows within his own party may have led to his assassination.

Farooq, 50, was stabbed to death earlier this monthduring an attack in which he was also beaten near his home in Edgware, north London. Farooq was a senior figure in Pakistan’s MQM (Muttahida Quami Movement) party, and was in exile in London at the time of his death. The murder is being investigated by Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism branch because of the political dimension to the killing.

Sources say intelligence suggests his death was linked to rows within the MQM. ….

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  1. Some interesting facts:

    When MQM initially won the elections in late 80s and early nineties, this was MQM’s top leadership:

    Chairman: Azeem Tarique

    V. Chairman: Bader Iqbal

    Secretary General: Imram Farooq

    Deputy Sec general: Khalid Bin Waleed

    Finance Secretary: SM Tariq

    Mayor Of Karachi: Farooq Sattar (last-one alive)

    Deputy Mayor : Raziq Khan

    First 2 senators : Nishat Malick and ???

    It is so regrettable and unfortunate that all these top leaders of MQM are dead now and all have been assassinated except Farooq Sattar.

    It is also on record that all these leaders either left MQM (Badr Iqbal, SM Tariq, Imran Farooq, Razik Khan) or raised differences with MQM Chief ( Azeem Tariq, Khalid Bin Waleed, Nishat Malick) before their death

    MQM is in power for 23 years in Sind and Pakistan’s federal cabinet, including ministry of defense and law in Sind for 8 years. The most surprising part is that they have never ever tried to catch or even seriously demanded the capture of culprits who wiped off the entire leadership of MQM in last 20 years???

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