According to details, a special Anti-Terrorism Court sentenced the two activists named Shamim alias Chingari and Ashraf aka Bona to fifteen years imprisonment each. The accused had been rounded up from the city’s North Nazimabad area in 2012.
They were charged with possessing illegal weapons and explosives.
The Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has been accused of having contacts and links with Indian intelligence agency RAW. Fresh accusations in the recent days have been made by former mayor of Karachi Mustafa Kamal that the political party is involved in killings and nefarious crimes throughout the city.
A group of dissidents from the MQM have deflected to Kamal and decided to join hands for a new political party. The reasons given by the dissidents for their disillusionment with MQM mostly pertain to accusations of the party’s involvement in case of torture and murder.