Attacks on media houses: ATC directs prosecution to present witnesses or face fine

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KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court Saturday expressed displeasure over the absence of witnesses during hearing of two cases regarding MQM founder’s provocative remarks and attacks on media houses.
“The prosecution and investigation officer will be penalised if witnesses do not appear in court on the next hearing,” warned the ATC judge, adding that the penalty to be paid by them would be deposited into the dams fund. The hearing of the cases was adjourned till Feb 9.
Former MQM-P convener Farooq Sattar and other accused nominated in the cases appeared in the court.
Last year in Nov, the ATC indicted Sattar, Amir Khan, Qamar Mansoor, Kanwar Naveed Jamil and others in the cases. The court read out charges leveled against them, saying that in 2016, MQM-P leaders had facilitated the party founder who made provocative remarks in his speech outside the Karachi Press Club and instigated workers to attack media houses.

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