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Non-bailable arrest warrant issued for Altaf in Karachi

August 05, 2015

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MQM chief Altaf Hussain- courtesy mqm.org
MQM chief Altaf Hussain- courtesy mqm.org

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Karachi issued a non-bail able arrest warrant for Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Wednesday.

The arrest warrant was issued for Altaf Hussain in a case pertaining to using threatening language against Pakistan Rangers Sindh personnel who raided the MQM headquarters ‘Nine Zero’ on March 11.

The remarks were reportedly made during a Television interview.

In the same case, the court (ATC) on August 1 accepted the charge sheet submitted by Sindh Police against MQM chief declaring him an absconder.

During the hearing on August 1, the Investigation Officer Muhammad Naeem stated that Altaf could not be produced in court as he is not present in Pakistan.

The First Information Report (FIR) of the case was registered in March at Civil Lines police station by Colonel Tahir of Pakistan Rangers.

Read Police declares Altaf Hussain an absconder

On July 29, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) also issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Hussain as a result of multiple First Information Reports (FIRs) that were registered in the province.

The FIRs were registered under sections related to treason and rebellion against the state of Pakistan.