Dr Imran Farooq, a founding leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the organization’s first secretary general, was assassinated in London on Thursday evening. Dr Farooq also served as the party’s only convener.
Dr Imran Farooq is remembered by Muttahida loyalists as one of the key figures who laid the foundation for the All Pakistan Mohajir Students’ Organisation (APMSO), which eventually turned out to be a forerunner of the MQM.
During the early 1980s, the APMSO was converted into a fully fledged political party to advocate the cause of the Urdu-speaking popuce, mainly in Karachi and other parts of urban Sindh.
Below read the story of murdered published by Daily Ummat Karachi on September 18, 2010.