MQM’s Amir Khan charged with instigating terrorism



The police submitted on Tuesday a charge-sheet against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Amir Khan in a case of instigating terrorism and harbouring criminals.

Khan, a member of MQM’s Rabita Committee, was booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) on the complaint of a Rangers official earlier this month after his three-month preventive detention period expired.

According to the Rangers, Khan, who was also the security incharge of the heavily guarded MQM headquarters, Nine Zero, had admitted to protecting and sheltering criminals arrested in the March 11 raid.

At least 100 party workers were taken into custody during the raid, 26 of whom were allegedly found to possess illicit weapons and explosives, while 59 others, including Khan, were interrogated on suspicion.