Murdered Politician’s Wife Pleads For Help

The wife of murdered Pakistani politician Imran Farooq has appealed for witnesses to come forward with information about his killers.

Shumaila Farooq broke down at a news conference after struggling to speak to reporters, describing her husband as “a dedicated family man, a loving father and a loving husband”. She told how his death had left her “devastated” and begged for anyone with information to pass it to police. “Someone, somewhere knows something about my husband’s murder,” she said. “He was a dedicated family man, a loving father and loving husband. “His murder has devastated me and elft my family in a state of shock.“I want to appeal to anyone who has any information about the attack to contact the police. “It does not matter how insignificant this information may seem to you. It could be absolutely vital to the investigation.” Sky News crime correspondent Martin Brunt said: “It’s a week on since Dr Farooq’s murder… he’d been stabbed several times and he’d been bashed around the head.” Brunt described Dr Farooq as “a controversial figure” who headed the MQM opposition party in Pakistan, which also forms part of the country’s government. “Dr Farooq has been living in the UK since 1999, claiming asylum and saying there was a contract out on his life,” Brunt added. “The fact that his widow has gone through the ordeal of a news conference is an indication that the police really aren’t having much success in their investigation – Skynews