KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Courtroom (ATC) on Wednesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Muttahida Qaumi Motion (MQM) senior chief Farooq Sattar and get together founder Altaf Hussain in a case for hate speech and sedition.
The executive decide of the courts despatched the case to ATC for trial of the accused individuals.
Sattar has been charged for listening to, organising, and facilitating a speech by Hussain towards the army institution and safety businesses, and the opposite incidents which noticed staff of the Muttahida Qaumi Motion attacked two media homes on Aug 22.
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About 2,000 unknown MQM activists have been additionally termed absconders within the chargesheet.
Final month, Sindh Rangers took Sattar together with MQM chief Khawaja Izhar ul Hasan into custody whereas they have been making an attempt to deal with the media outdoors Karachi Press Membership.
The 2 leaders had gathered to deal with the media in connection to the assault on ARY Information, nevertheless, as they have been about to start out the press convention, Rangers officers arrived on the website and requested each the leaders to return to Rangers headquarters.
Nevertheless, the 2 have been launched after eight-hour-lengthy custody.
Violent protesters attacked an ARY News office on Aug 22 within the Saddar space of the metropolis, which resulted in conflict between police and the indignant mob — killing one individual and injuring a number of others.
Police confirmed that “MQM staff pelted stones at police officers and the ARY workplace”, including that additionally they resorted to aerial firing outdoors the workplace.
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