Waseem Akhtar gets warm welcome on arrival at mayor office

KARACHI: Leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Thursday received warm welcome on his arrival at mayor office in Karachi.


The minister has formally taken charge of the office and expressed enthusiasm in serving the people of Karachi.

On the occasion, deputy mayor Arshad Vohra briefed him.

Earlier, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) approved bail of Waseem Akhtar in the last of the 39 cases against him.

The bail was granted in a case pertaining to Waseem Akhtar’s alleged involvement in the treatment of terrorists at the former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain’s hospital.

Waseem Akhtar was arrested in July Akhtar arrested in July and accused of ordering a crackdown on city riots on May 12, 2007, when he was serving as provincial home minister, that resulted in a bloody massacre. He is also facing charges of sedition and arranging medical care for alleged terrorists.

Waseem Akhtar, a former minister and parliamentarian of the influential Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), won the mayoral poll in August this year by a landslide with 196 of the total 294 votes cast by the city’s municipal authorities.