KARACHI, July 28: A sessions court on Saturday issued a notice to the public prosecutor on an acquittal application of chief of Mohajir Qaumi Movement (Haqiqi) Afaq Ahmed for Aug 16 in a murder case.

The court also reserved its order on a bail plea of a co-accused in the same case.

Mr Ahmed has been charged with abetting the killing of an activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement within the remit of the Nabi Bux police station in June 2009.

The acquittal application was moved under Section 265-K (power to acquit accused at any stage) of the criminal procedure code by the MQM-H chief’s lawyer.

While issuing a notice for Aug 16, Additional District and Sessions Judge (south) Javed Ahmed Keerio, who is conducting the trial inside the judicial complex (central prison), also reserved his order on the bail application of co-accused Asim for pronouncement till July 31.

According to the prosecution, Asim, said to be an MQM-H worker, along with his absconding accomplices had allegedly killed Atiq-ur-Rehman and wounded his brother, Shahzad, in the Ramaswami area at the behest of Afaq Ahmed.

A case (FIR 222/09) was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 324 (attempted murder), 109 (punishment of abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

More From This Section

Seminary teacher, student killed in ‘sectarian attack’

KARACHI: A seminary teacher and a student were shot dead in a sectarian attack on Shahrah-i-Noorjehan on Friday...

Two missing MQM workers found dead

KARACHI: Two Muttahida Qaumi Movement workers who had been missing for the past one month were found dead on Friday...

Good Friday observed

KARACHI: Like elsewhere in the country, special services were offered at churches in the city as members of the...

Passport office in Malir

KARACHI: The directorate of immigration and passports has approached the Sindh authorities to get control of its...


Comments are closed.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Cartoons
E-PAPER
Front Page