The murder of MQM convener Dr Imran Farooq can be the result of “internal strife”, London-based newspaper Guardian said on Sunday.
Quoting an unnamed source, the newspaper said Dr Farooq, who had been made inactive in the party after remaining in a prominent party position for quite some time, was planning to join a new party to be launched by former president Pervez Musharraf. Sources said Dr Farooq wanted to end exile and return to Pakistan “to renew participation in active politics”.
The source said of the motive: “It lies within the MQM.” The murder is being investigated by Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism branch because of the political dimension to the killing.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 27th, 2010.