WEB DESK: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) here issued non-bailable warrants for the arrest of 30 senior leaders and 200 workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) including Farooq Sattar and Mayor candidate Waseem Akhtar, Aaj News reported.
Judge Bashir Ahmed Khoso issued non-bailable arrest warrants for 25 MQM leaders, including MQM chief Altaf Hussain, MQM’s mayor candidate for Karachi Waseem Akhtar and senior party leaders Farooq Sattar, Khawaja Izharul Hassan, Rauf Siddiqui, Qamar Mansoor, Rehan Hashmi , Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Rasheed Godil, Kaiful Wara and others.
The court directed the police to present the accused in the court before January 02. The MQM leaders were named in different FIRs by private complainants who alleged that the named persons had attended a public gathering and listened to Altaf Hussain’s outburst against the security agencies on July 12 this year.
In his speech, Hussain had accused the paramilitary forces of torturing and killing his party workers.