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Pakistan politician murder arrest

Published 15/04/2015

Imran Farooq was murdered in London in 2010
Imran Farooq was murdered in London in 2010

Pakistan's interior minister says security forces have arrested a key suspect in the killing of a prominent Pakistani politician who was stabbed to death in broad daylight in London in 2010.

Imran Farooq was a senior leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), one of Pakistan's main political parties. The MQM has been accused by opponents of using violence to bolster its power.

Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan identified the suspect as Moazzam Ali.

He said Ali was arrested in the port city of Karachi, where MQM has its headquarters.

Mr Khan says Pakistan is questioning the suspect and will share its findings with British authorities, who are also pursuing the case.

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