A district and sessions court has issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) of arrest for Rizwan Qureshi, who revealed alleged political involvement in the Baldia factory fire tragedy, in a number of cases of targeted killings and possession of illicit weapons.
According to a joint investigation team report submitted to the Sindh High Court in the first week of February, Qureshi had told interrogators that members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement had been involved in the incident that claimed 260 lives on September 11, 2012.
Qureshi has been booked in five cases of murder and one of possessing illicit weapons. He failed to appear before the court on February 25, his first hearing since his allegations became public. Justice Tariq Mehmood Khoso therefore issued NBWs for the suspect as well as notices for his guarantors. The next hearing is on March 17.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 1st, 2015.
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