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May 12 Mayhem

MQM-L worker confesses murdering 12 people during May 12 carnage

KARACHI: A Muthaida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L) worker Mirza Rizwan Baig on Saturday confessed killing at least 12 people during the May 12, 2007 carnage, ARY News reported on Saturday.  According to ARY News correspondent, Rizwan Baig alias Chapati recorded his confessional statement in the court of the Judicial Magistrate South and admitted his involvement in the bloodshed on May 12, 2007 when the then deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Chaudhry landed in Karachi. "I had killed 12 political workers and…

Karachi mayor among 21 indicted in May 12 mayhem case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday indicted 21 accused, including Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar, in a case pertaining to the May 12, 2007 riots in the port city. The ATC had taken up one of the four cases, (86/2007), related to the carnage that resulted in the killing of around 50 people and injuries to many more. The judge read out charges against the suspects present in the courtroom. They pleaded not guilty and opted to contest the charges. The court, hence, summoned prosecution witnesses for depositions…