Scotland Yard believes Dr Farooq's killers are in Pakistan

LONDON – For the first time detectives at the Scotland Yard investigating the murder of Dr Imran Farooq confirmed that they were looking for two men named as Mohsin Ali Syed and Muhammad Kashif Kamran from Pakistan in relation to the assassination of former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq.

According to a private TV channel, Scotland Yard detectives released details of the two men in a bid to get the help of the public to resolve Dr Imran Farooq’s killing here on Green Lane, Edgware, on September 16, 2010. “The two men wanted in connection with the murder are: Moshin Ali Syed, 29 (15/05/85) who was in the UK between February 2010 and September 16, 2010 and Kashif Kamran, 34 (6/7/79), who was in the UK between early September 2010 and September 16, 2010.”

The police said that the investigation team knows that the two men resided in the Stanmore area prior to the murder and left the UK on the evening of the murder. “The men are known to have registered to study at a college in East London having entered the UK on student visas.”

Dr Imran Farooq was on his way home on September 16, 2010 just before 17:30 when he was attacked outside his home in London. He died as a result of 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.

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