KARACHI: The prosecutor general of Sindh was put on notice for August 11 by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi of the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday in a bail application moved by Afaq Ahmed, the chairman of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi.
Afaq Ahmed was booked by the Nabi Bux police on a complaint made by Shehzad Ahmed, a worker of the rival Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). He alleged that on June 20, 2009 he was coming from work and when he nearly reached home, he saw his friends Abid, Junaid and Atique-ur Rahman sitting at Mama Hotel. They were having tea when accused Asim Hussain, Shah Faisal Waleed and two unidentified men arrived on motorcycles, told them that they came on the directions of Afaq Ahmed and would kill them. They opened fire and fled. Atique-ur Rahman died of fire arm injuries while Junaid and Abid survived.
The police lodged an FIR under sections 302, 324, 109, 34 of the PPC and later implicated MQM-H chief Afaq Ahmed as one of the accused.
The accused took the plea that he was incarcerated in prison since 2004 and a number of cases were lodged against him about the incident which took place while he was behind bars in Central Prison Karachi. The counsel stated that in all such cases, he has been admitted bail and this is the last case against him.
An SHC bench has already ruled that the police needs permission from the SHC to register any new cases against Afaq Ahmed.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2011.
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