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Farooq Sattar indicted for violating Loudspeaker Act

KARACHI: A city court on Wednesday indicted former convener of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Dr. Farooq Sattar in Loudspeaker Act violation case.

The court indicted Sattar and others in one of the cases, related to Loudspeaker Act violation, on the charges, which he has denied.

While adjourning the hearing until October 17, the court has summoned all witnesses to appear before the court in next hearing.

The case was registered at the New Town police station after a party workers’ gathering in PIB Colony on June 27, 1987 under Section 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code, Sections 2/3 of the Loudspeaker Act read with Section 13-D of the Arms Ordinance.

Sattar had in June 2018 got interim bail from a district court in the case.

In another case, Farooq Sattar, Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Haider Abbas Rizvi and other MQM leaders were indicted by a city court in a 2015 pertaining to Loudspeaker Act violation. All accused pleaded not guilty in the case.

This case was registered against nine MQM leaders in 2015 after the party held a protest rally against the arrests of its workers and the Ranges raids at party offices.

While talking to media outside the court, Sattar demanded that fake cases against his party workers should be quashed.

Drawing the attention of Premier Imran Khan and Finance Minister Asad Umar, he suggested, reduction in gas and power tariffs will provide much relief to the public.

Dr. Farooq Sattar further stressed on the importance of restoring circular railway in the city and said, owing to its due significance, the circular railway was incorporated into the CPEC related projects.



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