Waseem Akhtar, Others Indicted In 12 May Carnage Case

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Waseem Akhtar, others indicted in 12 May carnage case

A hearing on the 12 May carnage case was held in the Anti Terrorism Court on Saturday.

Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 8th December, 2018) Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader and Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar has been indicted in the 12 May, 2007 carnage case.

A hearing on the 12 May carnage case was held in the Anti Terrorism Court on Saturday.

Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar and others have been indicted in two cases.

Waseem Akhtar and other accused refused to admit the crime.

Earlier in November, an accused in May 12, 2007 tragedy and other cases, Rizwan Baig, has recorded his statement.

Confessing to his crime, Baig said that he killed the people on May 12 alng with murdering workers of the political parties.

He also confessed opening fire at the rally of former chief justice Iftikhar Chauhdry. He remained hid in New Karachi following the operation.

On May 12, 2007, at least 27 people were killed and over 140 injured after a major portion of Shahrah-e-Faisal turned into a battlefield as opposing political groups had clashed with one another after the arrival of former Chief Justice of Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry to Karachi.

The former CJP had remained confined to the lounge of the airport throughout the day and returned to Islamabad without addressing a lawyers' convention on the premises of the Sindh High Court.

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