MQM leader found dead in Karachi

ANI | Updated: Jan 15, 2018 05:29 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Jan 15 (ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Hasan Zafar Arif was found dead in a car in Karachi's Ilyas Goth area on Sunday.

Dr Arif, who was also the MQM-London's deputy convener, used to teach Philosophy in the University of Karachi.

"The body of Hassan Zafar Arif, son of Maqbool Hassan, 70-72-years-old, was found from car number ANC-016, Lancer silver at Ilyas Goth," the Dawn quoted station house officer (SHO) at Ibrahim Hyderi police station as saying.

"The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC)," he added.

The SHO said, "Further investigation is ongoing."

However, the cause of death is still uncertain.

The body has been shifted to the mortuary to ascertain exact cause of death

According to the Police, no sign of torture was found on the body.

Earlier in October last year, MQM leader Dr Naushad was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Hyderabad.

Also in September last year, another MQM leader Khawaja Izhar Hassan had managed to escape unhurt after unknown assailants on three motorcycles attacked him as he left the Karachi's Buffer Zone Eidgah after Eidul Azha prayers. (ANI)