KARACHI: Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday adjourned the bail plea’s hearing of the elected mayor of Karachi Waseem Akhtar till October 18, Aaj News reported.
An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) conducted a hearing of May 12 incident in which Waseem Akhtar said that fake cases are being lodged against him.
The court asked about the timing of the mishap on which he said at that time he was an advisor of the chief minister and was present at the Governor House.
Akhtar further said that he was elected by the people of Karachi and he will not run away but serve the nation. “I am elected Mayor of the city, my family lives here. Grant me bail. I will not escape”. he added.
The prosecution lawyer informed the court that Waseem Akhtar has confessed to police that he had ordered for halting the rally of the former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry on the day at any cost with any death toll.
Akhtar, however, rejected his confessional statement in the custody and said his statement and the police record are different.
He had also demanded the authorities to provide him with an office in the prison for the purpose.
The court directed police to submit challan in the case and adjourned the hearing till October 18.