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Mohajir Qaumi Movement chief Afaq Ahmed. — Photo by Online

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday granted bail to Mohajir Qaumi Movement chairman Afaq Ahmed in kidnapping for ransom case, DawnNews reported.

Ahmed had been accused in 2001 of kidnapping one Jameel Baloch. However, all others accused in the case had already been granted bail.

The bail was granted by judge Khalida Yasmeen of the special court number two of the anti-terrorism court on payment of Rs 500,000.

In his application for bail, Ahmed had stated that although the police had given an undertaking to the Sindh High Court (SHC) that there were no pending cases against him on dormant files, he had been arrested in another kidnapping case. He also stated in the petition that his life was in danger.