MQM-P leader Shahid Pasha taken into custody yet again

Pasha was earlier released from Karachi Central Jail in July on bail


News Desk December 15, 2017
MQM's Deputy Convener Shahid Pasha. PHOTO: FILE

Law enforcers have arrested Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Shahid Pasha, Express News reported.

MQM-P’s coordination committee member was taken into custody along with his driver while he was travelling in his car on the National Stadium road in Karachi. He was on his way home from the MQM-P office in Bahadurabad when he was stopped by security agencies.

Pasha and his driver have been shifted to an unknown place.

The MQM-P leader was earlier released from Karachi Central Jail in July after an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) granted him bail in two cases pertaining to an incendiary speech delivered by his party founder Altaf Hussain in August last year.

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Pasha and other party leaders were booked at Artillery Maidan police station for allegedly facilitating the arrangement of Hussain’s controversial speech on August 22, 2016, and praising its content.

The ATC is trying MQM leaders and workers for resorting to violence after the speech in which the MQM founder had asked his supporters to attack media houses in a fury over not getting the desired coverage by the media due to a ban imposed by the Lahore High Court.

The court, on a previous hearing, had allowed Pasha bail in two cases against a surety of Rs100,000 in each of them. After the surety was submitted to the court, the judge issued the release order for him.

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