MQM founding leader Saleem Shahzad passed away in London

LONDON: One of the founding members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Saleem Shahzad,  breathed his last here in London, today.

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According to the family sourcesthat he passed away at 3:30am GMT and will be buried in London.

Shahzad,  was suffering from cancer, was admitted to a London hospital after his condition worsened two days ago.

Since 2015 Shahzad had been suffering from liver and kidney cancer, his family confirmed to local news channel on Saturday.

His condition deteriorated two days ago after which he was taken to a West London hospital.

The former MQM leader, who had remained a member of the National Assembly, was living in London since 1992, when an operation was launched against the party.

He was wanted by the Karachi police in various cases, including the terrorists’ facilitation case against Dr Asim Hussain.

He returned to the country on February 6, 2017 and was arrested upon his arrival at the Karachi airport from Dubai. He was later released from prison on June 2.

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