Pakistani politician slain in London to be buried

Imran Farooq was killed outside his home in London in September.

Islamabad: The body of a Pakistani politician stabbed to death in London has been flown home for burial in the country`s largest city.
Imran Farooq was killed outside his home in London in September.

The 50-year-old politician had been living there in self-imposed exile since fleeing a crackdown on his party in 1992.

He was a prominent member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, which is allied with President Asif Ali Zardari`s government.

The movement`s leaders received Farooq`s body at the Karachi International Airport today.

Interior Minister Rehman Malik said tight security arrangements were in place to ensure peace in Karachi, where news of Farooq`s killing had triggered rioting.

PTI

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