Harbouring criminals: Case registered against MQM leader Amir Khan

Rangers charge Amir Khan of harbouring criminals

Faraz Khan June 03, 2015
MQM central leader Amir Khan is being escorted back to the vehicle by Rangers personnel after being presented before an anti-terrorism court. PHOTO: INP

KARACHI: According to initial information, a first information report FIR No 176/15 was registered at the Azizabad Police Station on a complaint filed by a Rangers official Riaz, who charged him for harbouring criminals and providing them protection.

Officials also added section seven of the Anti-Terror Act to the list of sections which apply to the case in the FIR.

Khan had been detained by Rangers when the paramilitary force raided MQM's headquarters nine-zero on March 11, 2015.

Read: One dead, several injured as Rangers raid MQM headquarters

Rangers had claimed that they had apprehended nearly half a dozen target killers during the raid – including Faisal Mehmood, aka Mota, who was condemned to death by a court over his involvement in the murder of television journalist Wali Khan Babar.

Read: Law and [dis]order: City shuts down after Rangers’ raid

According to the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance, Rangers are allowed to detain suspects for a period of 90 days. Khan, who had been detained on March 11, would have completed his three month detention period on June 11.


Ambar | 6 years ago | Reply I think English were much better than Punjabi because they left India in 1947 with some decency however Punjab is just interested in exploiting resources ---------- how come majority of SHOs in Karachi from Punjab............ Pakistan has no future, unfortunately, killed by our big brother
1964 | 6 years ago | Reply Please give me my Karachi back - the same one where thousands of foreigners used to roam freely without a care and the people enjoyed the comfortable life of an urban metropolis. No matter what it takes, please return that Karachi.....
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