A British Pakistani man has been arrested by Scotland Yard investigators in connection with the 2010 murder of Pakistani politician Dr Imran Farooq in north London.
A Yard spokesperson confirmed that the 30-year-old man was arrested at an address in Waltham Forest, East London this morning and is currently being questioned.
The arrest comes more than three months after Scotland Yard released pictures of two suspects wanted in connection with the murder in September 2010.
The men were named as Mohsin Ali Syed and Mohammed Kashif Khan Kamran.
Dr Farooq, a founding member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, had moved to London in 1999 after years on the run from Pakistani authorities who had launched a crackdown on the Movement.
He was granted political asylum in the UK and had been living at Green Lane in Edgware, northwest London.
He was on his way back from work when he was beaten and stabbed to death outside his home late on 16 September.
Scotland Yard investigators believe Dr Farooq had been under surveillance in the days before his murder.
Anyone with information that can assist the police investigation is requested to call +44 (0)20 7230 2717 or via email, DrFarooqMurder@met.police.uk.
Alternately, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 within the UK or use the Crimestoppers untraceable online form to pass on information at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.