Featured Articles — September 16, 2012

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As per recent developments in Dr. Imran Farooq’s murder investigation, London Metropolitan Police mentioned that Dr. Imran had actively started working on new political career and his political opponents could be responsible for his murder. Coincidentally, there is a news reference in today’s Daily Jang that Altaf Hussain might be coming back to Pakistan after reconciliation between PPP and MQM in local bodies system.

Do you think that there could be any relation between the two news?

Appeal on second anniversary of Dr Imran Farooq murder

MPS Counter Terrorism Command Detectives investigating the murder of Dr Imran Farooq believe that he was building his independent political profile in the months before he was killed.

They believe Dr Farooq may have been poised to renew his political career and they want to speak to anyone who was in contact with Dr Farooq over his political ambitions.

Police know that in July 2010, Dr Farooq set up a Facebook profile and amassed a large number of contacts through this social network.

On the second anniversary of his murder they have again appealed for people to come forward with information. A reward of up to £20,000 has been offered for anyone providing information leading to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of those responsible for Dr Farooq’s murder.

Dr Farooq was on his way home from work when he was attacked outside his home in Green Lane, Edgware shortly before 17:30hrs on Thursday 16 September 2010.

A post-mortem gave his cause of death as multiple stab wounds and blunt trauma to the head.

A five and a half inch-bladed kitchen knife and a house brick used in the attack were recovered at the scene.

Detectives from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command remain committed to finding those responsible.

They believe his murder would have required careful planning and would have required help from other people, some of whom may have provided assistance or information unwittingly.