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SC acquits three MQM workers in murder case of Hakeem Saeed

KARACHI: Supreme Court of Pakistan acquitted three Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) workers with prejudice in the murder case of Hakeem Muhammad Saeed due to lack of evidence, ARY News reported.

The case in SC was heard by three members bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani and Justice Musheer Alam.

According to Supreme Court, the statements of witness didn’t prove that suspects opened fire while medical reports were also against Police’s stance.

The decision brought joy among the MQM workers and sweets were distributed in different parts of Karachi city. MQM workers Mohammed Amirullah, Imran Pasha and Mohammed Shakir alias Shakir Langra were acquitted.

Three of them were convicted in the murder case of Hakeem Muhammad Saeed and sentenced to death on June 4, 1999 by the anti-terrorism court No VI, Karachi.

They were also fined Rs100,000 each. However they were acquitted after they had appeal in the Sindh High Court. Later, the government in 2001 had filed the appeal in the apex court against the judgment of the SHC’s anti-terrorism appellate bench which acquitted all three accused in Hakeem Saeed murder case.

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