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Non-bailable warrants issued against Farooq Sattar, other MQM-P leaders for ‘violence’ outside CM House

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  • Post last modified:17/07/2017
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KARACHI: A district judicial magistrate today issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan’s Chief Farooq Sattar and other party leaders for ‘resorting to violence’ during a protest outside the Chief Minister Sindh House.

The warrants were issued during a hearing where the investigation officer presented a progress report before the District South judicial magistrate against the violence carried out by MQM-Pak leaders and supporters.

Police had booked Farooq Sattar, deputy convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Sindh opposition leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan, and Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar last month.

However, police failed to arrest them and produce them before the magistrate.

The investigation officer insisted before the magistrate that the party leaders incited their workers to cause a riot in the Red Zone by blocking roads as well as disrupting law and order.

The judicial magistrate has directed authorities to arrest the absconders and submit a compliance report on the next hearing on August 17.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.