Leading Pakistani politician murdered in London: reports

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A leading Pakistani politician was murdered outside his London home on Thursday, reports said.

Imran Farooq, a senior member of Pakistan's Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party, was found with head injuries and stab wounds in north London, the BBC and Sky News television reported.

Police confirmed they were called to reports of a serious assault in the Edgware district at 5:30 pm (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 6:37 pm" (1737 GMT), said a spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police.

"Next of kin have been informed."

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