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Former MQM member Raees Mamma arrested from Malaysia: sources

KARACHI: With the help of Interpol,  law enforcement agencies have arrested former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) member and Baldia Town tragedy suspect Raees Mamma in Malaysia, sources told ARY News on Saturday. According to ARY News correspondent, Raees Mamma, a wanted suspect in a number of cases including the 2012 Baldia Town Tragedy was arrested in Malaysia and will soon be brought to Karachi. Reports in the media said that Raees Mamma had left for Dubai after the arrest of another former MQM member Saeed alias…

UAE hands over Baldia factory fire accused Hammad Siddiqui to Pakistan: sources

DUBAI/KARACHI: The UAE authorities on Friday handed over Baldia Factory Fire prime accused Hammad Siddiqui to Pakistani officials, ARY News reported. Siddiqui, arrested by UAE authorities in October this year, had been working as the in-charge of Karachi Tanzeemi Committee (KTC) of MQM, however his party membership was suspended in 2013 for violating discipline, following which Siddiqui moved to UAE. According to sources, Siddiqui has been deported to Pakistan after mutual intelligence coordination between officials…

Former MQM member Hammad Siddiqui arrested in Dubai

DUBAI/KARACHI: Former Incharge of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)'s Karachi Tanzeemi Committee Hammad Siddiqui has been arrested in Dubai, ARY News reported on Friday. Hammad Siddiqui had been working as the in-charge of the Karachi Tanzeemi Committee (KTC) of MQM, however his party membership was suspended in 2013 for violating discipline, following which Siddiqui moved to UAE. Siddiqui has a number of cases registered against him including the high profile Baldia Factory Fire case and Imran Farooq murder case. The…

MQM Founder was protected by India, claims Kamal

PESHAWAR: Chief of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that Founder Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was protected by India, ARY News reported on Thursday. He made the statement while talking in a presser at Peshawar. Kamal said that the MQM Founder – who currently resides in London – was protected by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The PSP chief stated that he is not linked with any faction of Muttahida Qaumi Movement. He also said that PSP has come into politics to serve the people.…

Tahir Plaza arson attack accused produced in ATC

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court heard Tahir Plaza arson case on Tuesday. Police produced arrested accused Irfan alias Saeed in the court. MQM's Hammad Siddiqui, Saeed Bharam and others have also been nominated in the arson attack incident. In police report accused Irfan alias Saeed has confessed that Hammad Siddiqui and Saeed Bharam had ordered the arson attack in Tahir Plaza. The arson attack made to 'teach a lesson' to lawyers for supporting the deposed chief justice. According to police, two accomplices of…

Baldia factory set ablaze on orders of Hammad Siddiqui, court told

KARACHI: Prime accused in the Baldia factory fire case Rehman Bhola has confessed his offence before the investigators and named names who actually ordered to set garments factory on fire over non-payment of extortion. More than 250 labourers lost their lives when the factory Ali Enterprises, located in city’s Baldia Town area, was set ablaze in September 2012. Bhola, who was arrested from Thailand for his involvement in the case, appeared before the anti-terrorism court today. His confession report was also produced,…

Court grants five-day physical remand of Baldia factory fire key accused

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court granted physical remand of Abdur Rehman alias Bhola, the main accused of Baldia Town factory fire, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The court granted five days' physical remand of the accused to police, who was produced before the court under stringent security today. The judge also ordered the police to produce accused Bhola before the court on December 19 court hearing. The accused reportedly has said that the factory was set on fire by Asghar Baig. A two-member team of Federal…

ATC orders immediate arrest of Baldia factory suspects

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) on Saturday has ordered the immediate arrest of the suspects of the Baldia Town factory arson case, ARY News reported. The court expressed displeasure over the delay in the arrests of the main suspects who have been previously declared absconders and demanded that they be arrested even if they are on their deathbed and presented in the next hearing. The court was informed that efforts were made for their arrest with the assistance of intelligence agencies but no records were found.…

Baldia factory case: ATC re-issues arrest warrants for Hammad Siddiqui

KARACHI: The anti-terrorism court has summoned owners of Baldia factory – that was set on fire by political activists in Karachi and subsequently over 250 lives lost in its wake– in the next hearing, ARY News reported. The court also re-issued non-bailable arrest warrants for accused Hammad Siddiqui and other proclaimed offenders in the case. The ATC had also previously ordered factory owners to turn up in the proceedings but they didn’t. A month ago, German discount clothes retailer KiK had agreed to pay another $5.15…