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60 MQM Leaders Indicted In Media Houses Attack Case

Karachi (November 03, 2018): Around 60 MQM leaders including Farooq Sattar and Kanwar Naveed have been indicted in inflammatory speeches and attack on media houses case today (Saturday).

Eight MQM leaders including its founder, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and Haider Abbas Rizvi are major offenders in the case.

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Although according to sources, the charged MQM Leaders have bluntly denied the charges during the hearing.Investigation officer Hameed Ullah told the court that police contacted Farooq Sattar and Amir Khan multiple times for interrogation but they kept on giving the excuse of absence of their lawyers.

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Earlier on October 23, An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi indicted several MQM leaders in 21 cases on Tuesday on charges of facilitating the dissemination of hateful speeches made by party founder Altaf Hussain, arson attacks and the ransacking of some media houses.

The leaders all pleaded ‘not guilty’ and all were extended interim bail in the cases they have been indicted in.Senior MQM leaders, including Dr Farooq Sattar, Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar, Amir Khan, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Rauf Siddiqui, Rashid Godil, Khawaja Izharul Hasan, Gul Faraz Khattak, Salman Mujahid, Abdul Qadir Khanzada, Khushbakht Shujaat, Shahid Pasha, Qamar Mansoor and Kanwar Naveed, along with nearly 200 party workers, were have been booked in the identical cases.On their counsels’ request, the ATC-I judge had previously clubbed over 20 identical FIRs against the MQM leaders accusing them of facilitating and listening to a provocative speech against the country’s security establishment delivered by Altaf Hussain.

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