Imran Farooq murder: Arrested man released on bail

Dr Imran Farooq
Image caption Dr Farooq was ambushed outside his home in central London

A 52-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of Pakistan politician Dr Imran Farooq in London has been released on bail.

The man had been detained on Monday over the killing of Dr Farooq, in September 2010.

Dr Farooq, 50, was attacked outside his home in Green Lane, Edgware. He died from stab wounds and blunt trauma to the head, police said.

The arrested man has been bailed until September, the Met confirmed.

Dr Farooq was a senior member of the MQM party and had been in London since 1999.

Following the murder, Raza Haroon, a member of the MQM central committee, said Dr Farooq - who was living in exile in London - had sought asylum in the UK as he was under "threat".

He left Pakistan when the government launched a "clean-up" led by security forces, following allegations the MQM used strong-arm tactics against opponents.

Tens of thousands of mourners attended Dr Farooq's funeral held in Karachi in November 2010. He was married with two sons.

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