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APL condemns killing of Pakistani politician Dr Imran Farooq in London

The Association of Pakistani Lawyers (APL) a team of Pakistani origin lawyers, Solicitors, Barristers, and Judges in UK has condemned the killing of a Pakistani politician and an ex parliamentarian Dr Imran Farooq, a former convenor of MQM.

APL warned earlier as did Cricketing legend Imran Khan that the politics of intolerance will import and breed violence even in the peaceful city of London, and APL fears have come true today. APL has demanded the British Home Secretary Rt. Hon. Theresa May to take serious notice of this killing and open a wider investigation to rule out all possibilities in order to avoid further unrest in the city.

APL executive has offered condolences to the family and expect a fair investigation to determine the perpetrators of this crime ensuring justice with the deceased and his family. Britain must not allow anyone to take law in their hands and message must be stronger to avoid further public unrest.

About the author

Amjad Malik

Amjad Malik, Solicitor–Advocate of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, life member of SCBA of Pakistan, a specialist in immigration and Human Rights Law. He is a member of Law Society’s Immigration Law Committee’, he was awarded ‘Young Human Rights Lawyer Award’ for the year 2000. In the year 2001,Young Pro Bono Solicitor’s Group also named him for the national ‘Young Pro Bono Solicitor Award’. On 28 February 2007 he was awarded by (UICF) United International Community Forum (UK) in recognition to his outstanding professional contribution towards service of Asian and British community in role model capacity where Chief guest was Mrs. Cherrie Blair. He sits on ‘UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Pro Bono Lawyer’s Panel.’ He is UK representative on young lawyer committee of the International Bar Association & UK Director of Human Rights Foundation (USA) and is a current Vice chair of ‘Association of Pakistani Lawyers (UK)’.

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