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Wasim Akhtar

Waseem Akhtar  is a Pakistani politician of the Muttahida Quami Movement (P), who is currently Mayor of Karachi. Shortly after his nomination he was controversially arrested for what his supporters saw as political reasons.

Akhtar belongs to an Urdu-speaking Muslim Rajput family. He is the son of Akhter Muhammad Khan. He runs a real estate business. He is married and has six children.

After his early academic education he finished his degree program in Telecommunication Engineering. He joined the MQM party in 1988, four years after its founding. He is also facing charges as the main culprit in 12 May 2007 riots in which more than 50 citizens were killed. 

Hate speeches: ATC exempts Karachi mayor from appearance

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday granted an exemption to Karachi mayor Wasim Akhtar and Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Amir Khan from appearance in the next hearing of two cases pertaining to hate speeches, ARY News reported. Dr Farooq Sattar, Khawaja Izharul Hassan and other MQM-P leaders appeared before the ATC judge as he resumed the hearing into the cases. During the hearing, the court granted a plea moved by Wasim Akhtar and Amir Khan seeking exemption from personal appearance…