MQM London chief Professor Dr Hasan Zafar Arif was discovered lifeless in a automotive in Karachi’s Ilyas Goth space on Sunday, police stated.
“The physique of Hassan Zafar Arif, son of Maqbool Hassan, 70-seventy two-years-previous, was discovered from automotive quantity ANC-016, Lancer silver at Ilyas goth,” station home officer at Ibrahim Hyderi police station confirmed.
“The physique was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC),” he added.
The SHO stated that the reason for dying might be ascertained after a publish-mortem examination is carried out. “Additional investigations are ongoing,” he stated.
At JPMC, Dr Seemi Jamali stated that no indicators of torture or bullet wounds have been discovered on the physique.
She added that additional particulars will come ahead as soon as the publish-mortem examination is full. The physique has been shifted to the mortuary to determine actual reason for dying
Senior Superintendent Police Malir Rao Anwar additionally stated that no marks of torture have been discovered on Dr Arif’s physique.
In October 2016, Dr Arif was taken into Ranger’s custody from outdoors the Karachi Press Membership, the place he was as a consequence of tackle a press convention together with different leaders of MQM-London.
He had been booked for allegedly facilitating and listening to a controversial speech of MQM founder Altaf Hussain by which he reportedly tried to outrage spiritual emotions, criticised the army institution and requested his staff to extort cash from the merchants.
In April 2017, he was released from Central Jail Karachi after an Anti-Terrorism Courtroom (ATC) issued his launch order.
Dr Arif was an affiliate professor on the College of Karachi and a former fellow at Harvard College.
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