KARACHI: Former Sindh Assembly member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Nadeem Hashmi, who was arrested on Wednesday on murder charges, was produced in local Anti-Terrorism Court, media reported Thursday.
Hashmi was arrested late on Tuesday over suspected involvement in the murders of two policemen in Karachi’s North Nazimabad area and was subsequently shifted to the Pirabad police station. A case has been registered against him.
MQM leaders and workers were present on the occasion when the accused was produced in the court amid tight security.
The ATC is likely to hand him over to police on remand.
His arrest attracted a strong reaction in Karachi and other cities of Sindh where life was paralyzed amid gunfire and arson attacks.
MQM chief Altaf Hussain condemned the arrest of Hashmi who is MQM’s Unit Incharge and former Sindh Assembly member.