MQM MPA indicted in illicit weapons cases

Farooqui has denied all charges against him

Our Correspondent February 14, 2017

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday indicted Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan MPA Kamran Farooqui in cases pertaining to possessing illicit weapons.

Farooqui, an MPA from PS-111, was arrested on December 15 last year and booked for keeping illicit weapons, explosives and a stolen motorcycle.

Farooqui has denied all charges against him and will contest them in court. The hearing has been adjourned till March 9, 2017.


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Following his arrest in 2016, an investigation officer told the ATC judge that the MQM MPA had confessed to his crimes during interrogation.

His statements were also recorded before a judicial magistrate, said the investigation officer earlier.

Sources in the party had claimed that Farooqui was accused of being involved in the May 12 mayhem. They said he was also involved in the killings of a few members of Lyari’s notorious gangster Uzair Baloch group during their clashes with the then united MQM in 2012.