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Pakistan: Senior MQM leader found dead in Karachi

15 Jan 2018

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Karachi, Jan 15: Senior leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) London chapter, Professor Hasan Zafar Arif, was found dead in Pakistan's Karachi city on Sunday, media reports said on Monday.

According to reports, he was found dead in the backseat of a car.

The body of the leader was recovered after Rescue 15 received information from a citizen over phone,media reports said. 

Arif was identified through his national identity card, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) at the Ibrahim Hyderi police station, Ameer Hussain, was quoted as saying by Geo News.

Traces of blood were found on the deceased's face but hospital officials said initial results from post-mortem examination did not reveal any signs of torture on the body, reported the news channel.

Hospital sources later told Geo News that they were waiting for x-rays and the results of CT scans  and chemical tests to determine the exact cause of death.

Family members of the deceased have reached the hospital.




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