MQM-London worker sentenced to 10 years

Sentence comes in a case of possession of illegal arms and explosives

Our Correspondent February 08, 2018
Sentence comes in a case of possession of illegal arms and explosives. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has sentenced Riaz Arif, a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) - London worker, to 10 years in prison and a fine for the possession of illegal arms and explosives.

Different cases have been registered against Arif at several police stations for the alleged targeted killing of nine persons

He was arrested by the Abdullah Shah Ghazi Rangers. The special public prosecutor told the court that the accused went to India in 1994 to receive terrorist training. The suspect has confessed to killing at least nine members of several political parties, including the Sunni Tehreek, MQM-Haqiqi and Pakistan Peoples Party.

Two get 28 years each for possessing explosives

The accused was an employee of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation in Saddar and was a worker of MQM-London. He was tasked with carrying out terrorist activities in the city from London, the prosecutor claimed.

He said the offender collected extortion money and set properties on fire, as well as being involved in several other criminal acts.


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