May 12 Carnage: Karachi Mayor Accused in One More Case

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A special anti-terrorism court accused Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar in a case related to May 12 Carnage.

The anti terrorism court heard four more cases related to the carnage, in which other accused were also accused.

All accused, including Waseem Akhtar, denied the charges.


The court adjourned the hearing until October 27 and also ordered witnesses to appear before it.

Waseem Akhtar, in an informal media talk after the hearing outside the court, said those responsible for the May 12 carnage should be identified.

Mayor Waseem Akhtar and others have also been indicted in another case and nine suspects have been declared absconders till yet by the court.

A committee had also been constituted by the Sindh High Court to investigate into the violence and is headed by AIG Karachi Amir Sheikh.

On May 12, a major portion of Karachi’s main artery, Shahra-e-Faisal, turned into a battlefield when rival political groups clashed with each other soon after the arrival of the then chief justice of Pakistan. Due to the clash, the former chief justice did not move ahead from the lounge of the airport and returned to Islamabad without addressing a lawyers’ convention at Sindh High Court.

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