Karachi: Mayor Wasim Akhtar indicted in the May 12 Violence Case.
Anti-terrorism Court (ATC) indicted Wasim Akhtar along with other accused in the case. He appeared in the court today along with other suspects. However, accused are not indicted in other cases related to May 12. ATC indicted them in just a single case and ordered witnesses to record their statements at the subsequent hearing. However, the next hearing will be on 23rd June.
Conversing with the media after the hearing, Wasim Akhtar, who was the home advisor when the May 12 Violence Case occurred, said there ought to be unprejudiced examinations concerning the genuine culprits of brutality.
Requiring a conclusion to counterfeit cases, Wasim said they are not the one to flee and will confront the courts. Wasim Akhtar reviewed that in the wake of getting to be Karachi Mayor, he was assigned in many bodies of evidence against him as a component of a political grudge.
On May 12, 2007, around 50 individuals were murdered and hundreds harmed as conflicts broke out in the city between match political gatherings after a visit of CJP Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. In 2016, Wasim Akhtar was elected as a Karachi Mayor. However, at that time he was in jail and facing judicial remand in different cases.