MQM’s Waseem Akhtar gets pre-arrest bail

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday granted pre-arrest bail to MQM leader Wasim Akhtar in cases related to terrorism and sedition, ARY News reported.

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The SHC also directed Mr. Akhtar, who is also MQM’s mayoral candidate for Karachi, to submit two surety bonds of Rs 50,000 each.

Besides, Akhtar is also facing a case related to his party’s rally on November 26 rally, in which he and other party leaders violated Loudspeaker Act.

Other leaders whose non-bailable arrest warrants were issued are Haider Abbas Rizvi, Kamal Pasha and Nasreen Jalil.

Two FIRs were registered against Akhtar at the Sohrab Goth and SITE police under sections 123-A, 124-A of the Pakistan Penal Code, read with the Section 25 of the Telegraph Act and Sections 6/7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

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