Scotland Yard claimed that the two suspects, identified as Mohsin Ali Syed and Muhammed Kashif Khan Kamran, are believed to be in Pakistan and had traveled to London on student visas. They are also believed to be residents of Karachi.
“We are appealing to anyone who has not yet come forward but knew either man in Pakistan or during their time in the UK to contact the investigation team. In particular, officers are keen to piece together the men’s movements in the days immediately prior to the murder and their travel out of the UK on 16 September 2010,” said the statement released by the Scotland Yard.
In January, United Kingdom prosecutors had asked Pakistan to trace the two suspects.
Farooq, 50, was a former leader of MQM and had lived in London in self-imposed exile from 1999. He was on his way back from work when he was attacked outside his home in Edgware, north London, in September 2010. A post-mortem gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds and blunt trauma to the head. A kitchen knife and a house brick used in the attack were recovered at the scene.
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) who are investigating his murder are committed to finding those responsible,” the statement added.