KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court sent on Tuesday veteran Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Saleem Shahzad to jail on judicial remand until February 18.
The court sought a supplementary charge sheet against Shahzad from police officials in a case related to providing treatment and shelter to terrorists.
Shahzad was arrested on Monday as soon as he landed at Karachi airport and ended his self-imposed exile of more than two decades.
MQM leader Saleem Shahzad arrested
The MQM leader remained associated with MQM founder Altaf Hussain and his party since its inception as a student organisation in 1978, until he was removed from the Coordination Committee in London in 2013 and was later expelled from the MQM.
Announcing his plan to return to Pakistan via his Twitter account on Sunday, he stated that he would “strengthen Farooq Sattar and his Coordination Committee”.