MQM-H case: SHC judge refuses to hold hearing for Afaq

Previoulsy, SHC’s Justice Athar Saeed also refused to hold hearing on the same case.


Express July 25, 2011

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) Justice Ahmed Ali Sheikh refused to hold a hearing of Mohajir Qaumi Movement chief Afaq Ahmed’s case on Monday, Express 24/7 reported.

On being quizzed by defence lawyer Ilyas Khan on the reason behind the decision, the judge said he is not obliged to dwell on that.

Incarcerated Ahmed filed a petition in the court seeking acquittal in a murder case. Ahmed was accused to have planned the murder of an MQM leader in 2006.

As reported earlier, Ahmad’s constitutional petition was adjourned till July 14 by a division bench of the SHC.

Ahmad requested to know the details of cases against him, if any, and to have them quashed on the grounds that they were registered and foisted upon him while he was in judicial custody.

Previoulsy, SHC’s Justice Athar Saeed also refused to hold hearing on the same case.

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