ATC declares Altaf Hussain proclaimed offender


ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court on Wednesday declared Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain a proclaimed offender in a case relating to hateful and inciting speech against Pakistan Army.

A First Information Report (FIR) was registered at Margalla Police Station against the MQM chief over making a provocative speech against Pakistan Army.

Anti-terrorism court’s Judge Shahrukh Arjumand heard the case against Hussain. During the course of the hearing, the court declared Hussain a proclaimed offender for his repeated failure to appear before the court.

Inspector Legal Muhammad Akram Gondal appeared before the court in the case. This is the fifth case registered against MQM founder Altaf Hussain in the federal capital wherein he has been declared proclaimed offender.

Earlier, the court had also declared him proclaimed offender in cases registered in Secretariat, Barakaho, Golra and Kohsar police stations of the federal capital.

A number of FIRs have also been registered against the MQM founder in Karachi over his incendiary speech against Pakistan and armed forces, wherein he is also a proclaimed offender.


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