Thursday, August 13, 2009

SHC grants bail to MQM-Haqiqi leader Amir Khan in 2003 double murder case

A Division Bench of Sindh High Court comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Muhammad Athar Saeed exercising powers under Article 199 of Constitution Wednesday granted bail to Mohajir Qaumi Movement (Haqiqi) leader Amir Khan in double murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement workers in 2003. Amir Khan along with co-accuseds Tariq Bata, Raees and Nazim were prosecuted for killing Anam Uzair and Muhammad Naeem belonging to rival MQM during by-election in NA-255, Karachi, in June 2003.
Anti-Terrorism Court Karachi awarded 10 years imprisonment to Amir Khan for abetting co-accused Tariq, Raees and Nazim, who were awarded life imprisonment on December 15, 2004. Amir Khan’s counsels Ilyas Khan and Farooq Ahmed challenging Section 25(8) Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 argued that it prohibited granting bail to convict whose appeal was pending in superior courts.

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