12 May violence Case: Mayor Waseem Akhtar indicted by ATC

KARACHI: On Tuesday, Karachi’s Mayor Waseem Akhtar has been indicted by the Anti-Terrorism Court on Tuesday pertaining to the 12th May, 2007 Karachi violence.

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However, he was not indicted in other cases related to 12th May owing to the absence of legal counsel.

Talking to the press, Muttahida Qaumi Movement(Pakistan) stalwart said he is not running anywhere, and the case should be investigated impartially, bring other perpetrators to account.

On May 12, 2007, around 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as clashes broke out in the city between rival political groups after a visit of then-chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.

Akhtar was elected mayor of Karachi in August 2016 while he was in jail on judicial remand in various cases.

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