Absence of lawyers: Media houses attack case adjourned till June 13

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court docket choose Saturday expressed resentment over absence of the attorneys in listening to of two instances towards Muttahida Qaumi Motion-Pakistan leaders pertaining to assault on ARY Information and different media homes on August 22, 2016 after hate speech of the celebration’s founder.

Farooq Sattar and different accused appeared in anti-terrorism court docket on Saturday however the attorneys had been absent.

“Are you interested by continuation of continuing of the case or not?,” the choose questioned. “Three years have handed however both the accused or attorneys stay absent (within the listening to). However the court docket held chargeable for the delay,” the choose stated.

The court docket adjourned listening to of the case till June 13 because of absence of the attorneys.

The counsels of accused cross-examined prosecution witness and Judicial Justice of the Peace Kaleemullah within the earlier listening to.

Judicial Justice of the Peace Kaleemullah had carried out the identification parade of the accused.

The court docket has already declared 9 accused of the case together with the founding father of MQM as proclaimed offenders.

Farooq Sattar and different accused had pleaded not responsible of attacking media homes and facilitating the hate speech of the celebration’s founder when the court docket indicted them within the case in November final 12 months.

Two instances had been registered towards the accused at Artillery police station of Karachi after the celebration employees’ assault on media workplaces within the metropolis.

The employees of MQM went berserk and attacked the workplace of ARY Information and different media homes on August 22, 2016 night, after celebration’s London-based chief’s vitriolic speech towards the state companies and the media.

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