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ATC charges the Bisma Saleem kidnapping case | Instant News


The anti-terrorism court (ATC) charged the defendant in the kidnapping case of Bisma Saleem on Saturday.

The court also summoned witnesses at the next trial after the defendants denied the charges against them.

The court directed the accused and witnesses to confirm attendance at the next hearing on March 30.

One defendant, Agha Mansoor, was declared in the case, while the other defendants, Muzaffar alias Mozi, Fayaz Solangi, Tariq Zohaib Qureshi and Waseem Raja were detained.

According to the police, the defendants kidnapped Dua Mangi and Bisma Saleem and collected ransoms for their release.

The Uzair Baloch case

Separately, ATC summoned witnesses at the next trial of the murder case registered against gangster Lyari Uzair Baloch, who was presented before the court.

The prosecutor presented his witnesses before the court who recorded his statement.

The witness stated that he had taken Ali’s body from the hospital.

The court summoned more witnesses at the next trial and postponed trials until April 10.

According to the police, Uzair Baloch and Zafar Baloch were nominated as suspects in the case registered at the Kalri Police.

Terrorist facilitation

In addition, the court directed all defendants to ensure attendance at the next hearing of cases relating to terrorist medical facilitation.

An ATC is listening to the case at the Karachi Central Prison.

Former Karachi mayor Wasim Akhtar and leader of the Muttahida Qaumi-Pakistan Movement Rauf Siddiqui appeared before the court, while other accused, including Dr Asim’s wife, Qadir Patel and Anis Qaimkhani, were absent.

Lawyers for the defendants, who were not present at the trial, requested the release of their respective clients from attending the trial of the case.

Government lawyers also pleaded the defense that the witness did not want to record his testimony.

The court directed all defendants and witnesses to confirm attendance at the next hearing on April 10.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 21st, 2021.


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Karachi: The student gang rape suspect was sent back to police custody | Instant News

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Thursday handed over two suspects in the rape of the Karachi student gang to police on physical detention.

According to the details, Sami and Fawad, the suspects named in the alleged Gulshan-e-Hadeed student gang rape case. Police said the girl who was a victim of rape had accused Sami and Fawad of sexual harassment.

Both were arrested on the girl’s complaint, while DNA tests on the girl and the suspect were carried out.

Then, ATC handed Sami and Fawad over to the police with physical detention until February 27th.

An FIR was registered on the complaint of a public school teacher. She said her 16-year-old daughter, a first-year student at a public college in Gulshan-e-Hadeed, had left home on February 9 to attend college but she did not return home.

When he didn’t return after college, his family started looking for him, he said, adding that the next day, he received a phone call from a police officer who told him they had found a young girl who was unconscious.


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ATC acquits the suspect in the case of at-tack in a religious meeting in Karachi | Instant News

KARACHI – An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday acquitted two defendants in the 2016 religious gathering attack in Nazimabad that claimed four lives. The terrorists in the indiscriminate shooting killed four people and injured dozens more in the attack.

The court acquitted the two defendants Ishaq Bobi and Asim Ca-pri and added that the prosecution failed to provide evidence against the accused.

Four people were reportedly killed and many others mistreated when unidentified assailants opened fire at a religious gathering in the Nazimabad area of ‚Äč‚ÄčKarachi in a terrorist incident on October 29, 2016.

The court also ordered the police to release the defendants if they were not wanted in any case. The court also said that plaintiffs in the case could appeal the verdict in the high court within three days of the decision.

According to details of the attack, the attackers entered a camp set up for an assembly outside the residence of a police officer and opened fire on the participants. The religious gathering was held on the street adjacent to the police station in Nazimabad no. 4 areas.


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The verdict on the three cases against Uzair Baloch is reserved, likely to be announced on February 18 – Pakistan | Instant News

Published in 13 February 2021 11:21

These cases were filed against Uzair Baloch at the Kalri Police Station.

KARACHI (Dunya News) – An anti-terrorism court in Karachi on Saturday has upheld rulings in three cases against gang war leader Lyari Uzair Baloch and is likely to be announced on February 18.

Cases – including an explosive attack on police during Operation Lyari – were filed against Uzair Baloch at the Kalri Police Station. The suspect has previously been released in more than five cases and more than 52 cases are still being filed against him.

It should be noted that ATC had previously heard of the kidnapping of a businessman for ransom and murder, and a key witness identified Uzair Baloch. The witness said at the trial that Uzair Baloch had kidnapped Abdul Samad, the son of a soap trader.

Witnesses said Uzair Baloch had asked for a ransom of Rs 200,000 for his son’s release, then his son was killed for not paying the ransom. Uzair Baloch said in his statement that this was a false accusation denying kidnapping and ransom money.


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ATC called more witnesses | Instant News

The anti-terrorism court summoned more witnesses on Saturday after lawyers reexamined the statements of one of the witnesses in the registered terrorist facilitation case against former oil adviser Dr Asim Hussain.

The case is related to the alleged protection and treatment of terrorists and criminals who are members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Lyari gang at the private Dr Asim hospital.

Delivering his statement, witness inspector Nasir Farooq Qureshi told the court that Dr Asim was arrested from Dr Ziauddin Hospital in the presence of Rangers officers and personnel, and that evidence from the hospital was gathered in his presence.

He said Dr Asim was put in charge of the Rangers after completing the necessary formalities.

Dr Asim, along with former Karachi mayor Wasim Akhtar, MQM-Pakistan leader Rauf Siddiqui and others, appeared before the court at the hearing.

He was detained by Rangers on August 26 last year, in what was then seen as a major step against the PPP – because of his lifelong relationship with Asif Ali Zardari – during the ongoing Karachi operation due to expanded coverage.

Exemption granted

Prior to the cross-examination of inspector Qureshi’s statement, lawyer Anis Qaimkhani, who was also accused of filing a defense requesting the release of his client from attending the case hearing. The lawyer told the court that Qaimkhani was out of town and could not attend the trial.

With the exception of Qaimkhani, the court adjourned the trial until March 13.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 7th, 2021.


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