Arrest over London murder of Pakistani politician

9th December 2010, Comments 0 comments

British police on Thursday arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of murdering the Pakistani politician Imran Farooq, who was fatally attacked in London in September.

Scotland Yard said the man was arrested at a residential address in Camden, north London, at 10:00 am (1000 GMT).

"He has been taken to a north London police station where he will be interviewed by detectives," the police headquarters said in a statement.

Farooq, 50, a founding member of Pakistan's MQM -- a key political force in Karachi -- was found with head injuries and stab wounds outside his London home on September 16. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

More than 200,000 mourners packed the streets of Karachi for his burial on November 6.

© 2010 AFP

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