Court accepts bail plea of Akhtar, Rizvi in loud speaker act case


KARACHI: Local court in Karachi on Thursday accepted the bail application of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders Waseem Akhtar and Haidar Abbas Rizvi in loud speaker act violation case, NewsONE reported.


MQM leaders along with their lawyers arrived at Sindh High Court (SHC) to file a plea, seeking extension in protective bail. It was said in the petition that the cases against them are forged and registered only for political revenge.

The MQM leaders and 200 unknown party workers were named in 23 FIRs in which the complainants alleged that the accused had attended a public gathering and facilitated the MQM chief in his speech against the security agencies on July 12 this year.

Altaf Hussain had accused the paramilitary Rangers of torturing and killing his party workers in ongoing targeted operation against criminals in the city.

Recently, several cases were registered against him at different police stations under terrorism laws over a speech criticising the military establishment.