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Pakistani politician killed in London

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Imran Farooq was found in his London apartment
  • He had been stabbed and suffered head injuries, police said

London (CNN) -- Pakistani politician Imran Farooq was killed Thursday in London, a spokesman for his party told CNN.

Farooq was a prominent member of the Muttahida Quami Movement. News of his killing was made public at 5:45 p.m. (12:45 p.m. ET), said Mohammad Anwar, a member of the party's Central Coordination Committee.

Farooq had been stabbed and suffered head injuries, according to London police. His body was found in his apartment.

He led the committee, which is the party's highest decision-making body, Anwar said. Farooq also was head of the areas of international relations and human-rights affairs for MQM, Anwar said from the party's London office.

Farooq lived in northwest London, near the office in Green Lane, Edgware, he said.