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Farooq was murdered on 16 September 2010 in London. The authorities had launched an investigation and had also arrested a suspect who was released later for lack of evidence. Farooq had co-founded the All Pakistan Mohajir Students Organisation (APMSO), the parent organisation of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, with Altaf Hussain. He was deputy convener of the party, technically next in line to the MQM chief.
But he was believed to have left the party in 2009 after developing differences over organisational matters. However, police claimed that the slain high-profile leader attempted to actively participate in politics by pursuing his political career independently might have led to his murder. Dr Farooq made a profile on a social media site which could help foster his political career, two months prior to his murder, police said. Police in London are still hunting an attacker who, one witness said, appeared to be an Asian man.
(NewsPakistan.pk)Pakistan Cyber Force