KARACHI: An antiterrorism court has acquitted the chief of the defunct Peoples Amn Committee, Uzair Jan Baloch, in a case pertaining to an encounter with police, attempt to murder and terrorism.

Uzair, the alleged Lyari kingpin, was exonerated of the charges of attacking an armoured personnel carrier with the intention to murder during a police operation in Lyari.

The matter came up before the additional district and sessions judge (South), Faraz Ahmed Chandio, who pronounced his verdict reserved after recording evidence and final arguments from both sides.

The judge noted that the prosecution failed to prove the allegations against the accused, and thus exonerated him of the charges for lack of evidence.

Published in Dawn, April 14th, 2021

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