Islamabad: A five-member team from Britain's Scotland Yard (London Metropolitan Police) arrived in Islamabad today, to interrogate two accused in Pakistani custody for involvement in the murder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq. The team comprises three investigators, a translator and one assistant.

Islamabad had requested that a team visit Pakistan and assist, in an ongoing investigation into the murder case that was under way in Pakistan. The team is also expected to be taken to meet suspects who are in custody of Pakistani authorities. The team is scheduled to start its investigation from Monday and will carry out its operations, under high security.

Two key suspects were arrested last week in connection with the murder of Imran Farooq in London, five years ago. Mohsin Ali Syed, who left Britain just hours after Farooq’s murder and is wanted by Scotland Yard , and Khalid Shamim were crossing into Baluchistan province from Afghanistan, when they were arrested. No one has been charged with Farooq’s murder, but several MQM activists have been questioned and one of them was arrested on suspicion of money-laundering, in April.