KARACHI: One of the men accused of attacking the Saudi Consulate in Karachi last May was formally charged on Saturday in the Anti-Terrorism Court III. Kazmi was arrested on November 20 and even though his case has been pending for several months, he was only charged on Saturday. He has been charged under sections 3 and 4 of the Explosives Act, read with section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act. His next hearing is expected to take place in the first week of July, since Kazmi’s lawyer told the court that he is travelling and will not be available. The attack on the Saudi Consulate was followed by increased security at the building and a change in traffic routes leading to the area.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 27th, 2012.
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