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ATC grants remand of 32 MQM accused to Rangers

KARACHI: The Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) on Friday morning granted 90 days remand of 32 members of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to the Rangers, ARY News reported.

The 32 accused were brought blindfolded and handcuffed to the court today amidst a large contingent of police and paramilitary Rangers.

Under the conventional criminal laws courts are allowed to hold suspects for week, but this period increases to 90 days under the recently passed Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO) which deals with terror cases.

Yesterday, the Rangers personnel brought 27 arrested men including Amir Khan and former MPA Yousuf Munir to ATC.

Later, ATC had granted 90 days remand of the 27 accused including MQM leader Amir Khan to the Rangers.

Rangers’ raid at Nine-Zero

On Wednesday morning at around 5 AM, Rangers  raided the headquarter of MQM , Nine-Zero in Karachi, seizing a “huge quantity” of weapons and arresting activists, including one accused of murdering a journalist.

The raid on ‘Nine-Zero’, sparked an angry response from the party, with workers shutting down large parts of Pakistan’s commercial hub.

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