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Karachi: MQM London convener found dead in car

Dr Hasan Zafar Arif, taught Philosophy in the University of Karachi and was identified using his national identity card. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 15, 2018, 01.05 AM (IST)

Senior leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) London's deputy convener was found dead in a car in Karachi's Ilyas Goth area on Sunday. 

Dr Hasan Zafar Arif, who taught Philosophy at the University of Karachi was identified using his national identity card. 

"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.

As per the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Arif was not shot or had any wounds, however, some traces of blood were found on his face. The postmortem report also mentioned that there were no signs of torture on the body. 

Further investigation is in process to figure out the cause of death and has been shifted to the mortuary.

MQM-Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar, speaking to the media in Multan, expressed sympathy at the news and said that Arif belonged to MQM-London. 

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.