Karachi: Anti-Terrorism Court issued the release orders of Mohajir Qaoumi Movement – Haqiqi (MQM-Haqiqi) Afaq Ahmed over kidnapping case of 2001, E Pakistan News reported on Tuesday November 29, 2011.
MQM-H Chief was properly arrested on Oct 6, 2011 in case pertaining to kidnapping of Jameel Ahmed for ransom within limits of Korangi police station, Karachi, in 2001.
On Oct 6, 2011 police through application informed court that Afaq Ahmed was identified as one of two absconders in kidnapping case lodged against him in 2001.
Applicant’s counsel argued it was politically motivated case since his client was not nominated in FIR. He contended case was registered in 2001 but applicant, who was imprisoned since April 2004 was arrested in present case only last month when he got bail or acquitted in all other cases against him.
Judge Khalida Yasin pronounced verdict, granting bail to applicant Afaq Ahmed in sum of Rs 500, 000. Judge also ordered his release, if custody not required in any other case.