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Man arrested in connection with 2010 killing of Pakistani exile

June 25, 2013 at 1:06 AM   |   Comments

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- A man was arrested Monday at London's Heathrow airport in connection with the 2010 killing of exiled Pakistani politician Imran Farooq, police said.

Counter-terrorism investigators did not release the name of the man, who was detained after landing at Heathrow International Airport on a flight from Canada, The Guardian reported. Police said he was 52, and some Pakistani newspapers described him as a British national of Pakistani descent.

Farooq was one of the founders of the Muhajir Qaumi Movement, which grew out of a student organization. The liberal political party is especially strong in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi.

After a government crackdown on MQM, Farooq fled to London in 1999. Trained as a doctor in Pakistan, he was working as a pharmacist.

In September 2010, his body was found near his home in North London. Investigators said he had been stabbed with a kitchen knife and beaten with a brick.

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