Pakistan

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.

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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