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MNA Ali Wazir was sent to prison for judicial detention | Instant News


The Anti-Terrorism Court sent the leaders of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) and MNA Ali Wazir and others to prison for judicial detention.

Police point out Wazir and others before the ATC in Karachi. The court sent all the accused to prison with judicial detention.

The court then directs the investigating officers to submit the lawsuit to the court until the next trial.

PTM leaders are was arrested in Peshawar on December 16 on charges of hate speech against state institutions during a speech at a rally in Karachi on December 6, according to police sources.

The Wazir, who won his seat in the National Assembly from South Waziristan, said he did not know why he was detained.

Meanwhile, fellow party leader Mohsin Dawar, claimed that Wazir had been arrested when he walked out of the Shuhada-e-APS Memorial Library.

Peshawar Police said that Wazir was transferred to the East Cantt Police Station after his arrest and a case had been filed against him at Sohrab Goth Police Station in Karachi.


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ATC acquitted four suspects in the Karachi airport attack case after six years | Instant News

KARACHI: The anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday acquitted four suspects in the terror attack case at Karachi airport six years ago, underlining that prosecutors were unable to prove facilitation charges against the accused, ARY NEWS reported.

The court acquitted four suspects including APML Sindh Convener Sarmad Siddiqui and ordered the authorities to release them if they were not charged in other cases. Those released included Nadeem alias Burger, Asif Zaheer and Abdul Rashid.

The court further issued life arrest warrants for the eight defendants who fled including Mullah Fazlullah, who died in 2018, a spokesman for his banned organization and others.

It is important to mention here that the police claimed that the four suspects had served as facilitators in the attack and provided logistics, weapons and funds to the attackers.

The attack on Karachi airport on June 8, 2014 has claimed the lives of 27 people including airport employees and members of the Airport Security Force (ASF) in addition to 10 attackers who tried to break into the scene.

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It is important to mention here that in March 2015, the ATC judge, Judge Bashir Ahmed Khoso, during his trial on the Karachi airport attack case, charged three suspects Sarmad Siddiqui, Asif Zaheer and Nadeem alias Burger.

The three suspects denied the charges that were framed against them on that time.




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Pak court orders police to approach Interpol for the arrest of leader Baloch Hyrbyair Marriage in 2018 China-ANI consulate assault case | Instant News

Islamabad [Pakistan], December 27 (ANI): The Pakistan Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has ordered police to approach Interpol to arrest Balochistan leader Hyrbyair Marri in connection with a case relating to the 2018 attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, The News International reported.
Three gunmen belonging to the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) allegedly led by the exiled Hyrbyair attacked the Chinese consulate in the high security zone at Clifton Block-4 on November 23, 2018.
The attackers, later identified as Abdul Razzaq, Raees Baloch and Azal Baloch, also died in a gun battle with police. A large number of weapons, ammunition and explosives were found on the attackers.
The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested five suspects, Ahmed Hasnain, Muhammad Aslam, Nadir Khan, Ali Ahmed and Abdul Latif, for allegedly providing tactical, logistical and artillery support to the attackers. They have been charged in this case.
Apart from them, the police also charged Hyrbyair, Kareem Marri, Bashir Zaib, Aslam Baloch, Noor Bakhsh Mengal, Rehman Gul, Nisar, Gaindi, Sheikhu Sharif, Hamal, Agha Sher Dil and Munshi, all of whom have been declared offenders in the case. .
Hyrbyair is a Baloch nationalist activist from the province of Balochistan, Pakistan. He is the fifth son of the nationalist Baloch leader, Khair Bakhsh Marri. As of 2017, he lives in London.
The ATC-VII judge also issued arrest warrants for offenders found guilty and ordered the police to write a letter to the interior ministry asking the international police organization Interpol for help in arresting them.
The judge also ordered the confiscation of all movable and immovable property belonging to the escapees and ordered investigating officers to issue their sketches to seek public assistance in tracking their whereabouts.
On 23 November 2018, explosions and gunfire were heard near the Chinese consulate in the Clifton Karachi area in the morning, around 9:25 a.m.
Three men who had hand grenades and other weapons fired near the Chinese consulate at Clifton Block 4, according to eyewitnesses.
Two policemen were killed and a security guard injured after three gunmen tried to enter the consulate at around 9.30am.
Nine hand grenades, Kalashnikov bullets, magazine and explosives were recovered from terrorist possession, Karachi police said. (ANI)

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The suspected BLA terrorist declared PO in the attack on the Chinese consulate | Instant News

KARACHI: The anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi has declared 15 fleeing terrorists suspected of being linked to lawbreakers from the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) convicted of offenders in the Chinese consulate attack case, ARY News reported on Saturday.

ATC is making great progress in the case related to the terrorist attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi. The court issued arrest warrants for the fleeing defendants after declaring the 15 BLA terrorist suspects as declared offenders in the case.

The defendants included Marriage Hyrbyair, Ali Buledi’s father, Panglima Syarif, Rashid Hussain, Sumair and others. The court directed the authorities concerned to make sketches of the defendants in addition to confiscating their movable and immovable assets.

Read: Key allegations of the Chinese Consulate attack were brought to Pakistan

Ahmed Husnain, Nadir Khan, Ali Ahmed, Abdul Latif and Aslam have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the terrorist attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi.

Police told the court that the terrorist suspects had been provided financial assistance by India’s intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and two defendants including Abdul Latif admitted their involvement in the attack. Police said the two defendants recorded their statements before the judge under article 164.

The accused had assisted the terrorists to attack the Chinese consulate by providing them with weapons and explosives. However, the terrorists had killed security forces, police said, adding that the two had visited the site prior to carrying out the attack.

Police said that Interpol would be contacted to arrest the suspects who had fled in the case.

Read: The Chinese consulate attacks suspects who will be tried in prison

In addition, the court sets the date of the indictment of the suspect who was arrested.

At least three suicide attackers stormed the Chinese consulate in Karachi on November 23 last year, but were killed before they could enter the building.

Two policemen have embraced martyrs as a shootout with three terrorists armed with suicide jackets. Two civilians were also killed in the attack.

The three attackers arrived in a car loaded with explosives but failed to get into the fortified compound.




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ATC released Farooq Sattar, Wasim Akhtar and others in a hate speech case | Instant News

KARACHI – The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Karachi acquitted leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in nearly two dozen cases related to incitement speeches on Monday.

ATC released Dr Farooq Sattar, former Mayor of Karachi Wasim Akhtar, Rauf Siddiqui and Qamar in two cases.

The cases were registered by police Suhrab Goth in 2015 where MQM leaders petitioned for release. Latif Pasha, a lawyer for the leadership of MQM, stated in court that 23 cases could be registered in various regions.

In October 2018, ATC-I judges had combined about 23 identical FIRs registered with different police stations in the city to fight against MQM leaders for allegedly facilitating a highly provocative speech from their London-based chief against state security agencies.

Senior MQM leaders, including Dr Farooq Sattar, former Mayor of Karachi Wasim Akhtar, Amir Khan, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Rauf Siddiqui, Rashid Godil, Khawaja Izharul Hasan, Gul Faraz Khattak, Salman Mujahid, Abdul Qadir Khanzada, Khushbakht Shujaat, Shahid Pasha, Qamar Mansoor and Kanwar Naveed along with nearly 200 party workers, were booked in the same case. It is important to note that the incendiary speech was made by party founder Altaf Hussain via videolink on August 22, 2016.


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