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ATC records statement of two witnesses in Pervez Mehmood murder case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Thursday recorded statements of two prosecution witnesses in murder case of Jamaat-i-Islami leader Dr Pervez Mehmood, ARY News reported.

Two prosecution witnesses ASI Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Zareen and police constable Waqar recorded their statements in the court today.

Accused Masood Ali alias Kala, Asif alias Alto and Babar alias Mota were produced in the court during the case hearing.

The court issued summons for more witnesses in the next hearing of the case.

The court adjourned the case hearing until May 07.

In an earlier hearing, the jail officials produced Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) hitman, Masood Ali alias Kala before the court. Police told the court that Masood was an important member of the MQM’s target killer team.

Dr Pervez Mehmood, a leader of Jamaat-i-Islami and former Liaquatabad Town Nazim, was gunned down along with an associate in North Nazimabad area on September 18, 2012.

Police said the incident took place near KDA Chowrangi when assailants riding a motorcycle fired multiple gunshots at Dr Pervaiz Mehmood’s car.

His associate, identified as Saleemullah, died on the spot while Dr Mehmood succumbed to his injuries during treatment in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

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