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‘Ailing’ Rao Anwar not produced in Naqeebullah case hearing

KARACHI: Former SSP Malir Rao Anwar not produced before an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case hearing today. The police submitted a medical certificate of 'illness' of Rao Anwar in the court. Anwar has been the key accused in high profile Naqeebullah murder case. The Judge, expressing his displeasure over the absence of the accused, directed the police officials to produce him at the next hearing. The court also warned that the doctor who issued the medical certificate of the accused…

‘My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist’: PTI chief after getting bail in 2014 sit-in cases

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday granted bail to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in four cases registered against him during 2014 sit-in. ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand announced the verdict in presence of the PTI chief and his counsel. He had earlier reserved the verdict on the bail applications after hearing his counsel's arguments. Speaking to the media after the hearing, Khan said this verdict proved he was not a terrorist. Exploiting anti-terrorism law for political gains would…

ATC acquits 11 terror suspects due to lack of evidence

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) here on Thursday discharged 11 suspected terrorists allegedly affiliated with banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi owing to lack of evidence. The ATC judge acquitted the suspects from as many as 12 charges of planning a terror plot in the city, possessing explosive material, weapons and ammunition. According to Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), all men were arrested during a raid in Karachi's Ittehad Town area after a gun battle. The CTD claimed to have recovered weapons, explosives and…

ATC grants bail to Imran Khan in 2014 sit-in cases

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday granted bail to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in cases related to the attack on the Pakistan Television (PTV) and then SSP Islamabad (Operations) Asmatullah Junejo during the 2014 sit-in in the capital city. After his perpetual absence from the proceedings and issuance of non-bailable warrants for his arrest, the PTI chief finally surrendered before the court. Judge Shahrukh Arjumand approved the bail for Khan against a surety of Rs200,000 in each case and…

Court sends Saleem Shahzad to jail on judicial remand

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Saleem Shahzad was sent to jail by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday, ARY News reported. The ATC judge ordered the jail officials to produce Shahzad on February 18 in the court. Shahzad, who had been living in London since 1992, was arrested from Karachi airport after his return to Pakistan yesterday. The MQM leader pleaded to the court that he voluntarily returned to Pakistan. He said he is suffering from liver cancer and requested for bail. The Judge asked…