In a statement recorded earlier, Shamim and Mohsin Ali admitted that Farooq was killed as he was a potential threat to the leadership of MQM.
Therefore, Shamim said, he murdered Farooq on September 16, 2010 as a birthday gift to the MQM founder – on September 17.
Farooq, 50, was murdered outside his house in London on September 16, 2010. A post-mortem examination of his body revealed that he was stabbed to death.
According to the London police, a kitchen knife and a brick used in the attack were recovered from the crime site.