Pakistani politician killed in London
A leader of a Pakistani political party has been killed outside his home in north London, news reports said early Friday, dpa reported.
Imran Farooq, a senior member of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) died of stab wounds and head injuries after being attacked late Thursday, police sources were quoted as saying by the BBC.
Farooq had been living in London since 1999, after leaving Pakistan when he was charged with criminal offences in connection with the alleged strong-arm tactics of the party he co-founded in Pakistan's eastern port city of Karachi.
He claimed asylum in Britain, claiming that there was a bounty on his head from rivals in Pakistan, the MQM website said.
Demonstrations broke out in Karachi in response to the killing as the MQM declared 10 days of mourning, with hundreds of protestors gathering outside Farooq's family home in the city, the report said.
The London police told the BBC they had no suspects, and no arrests had been made.