ATC issues final arrest warrant for Altaf Hussain


ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday issued a final arrest warrant for Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L) founder Altaf Hussain over provocative speeches against Pakistan Army.

ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand heard the case and sought details of Hussain’s assets, also ordering the officials to seize his property.

The exiled leader of the MQM-L gave a telephonic address to his supporters in which he raised slogans against Pakistan and referred to the country as “cancer for entire world”. Qamar Mansoor, Rauf Siddique and Waseem Akhtar had made arrangements for the speech which was delivered via a video link from London.

Several cases of the same nature were lodged against Altaf at different police stations, after which he apologised to the former Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and Major General Bilawal Akbar in 2015.