Karachi: Afaq gets bail in murder case
KARACHI: The additional district and sessions judge, Malir, Aftab Ahmed, on Friday granted bail to the chief of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement (Haqiqi), Afaq Ahmed, in a murder case against a surety bond of Rs200,000.
According to the prosecution, Zubair Ali, son of Mashooq Ali, along with his mother, Rafiqun Nisa, on July 30, 2002 was on his way home in Nazimabad in a cab, when they heard gunshots. He directed the cab driver to change the route and decided to go to his sister’s house. When the cab reached Ammar Yasir Society near Lilly Town, three to four unknown persons allegedly opened fire on their taxi, injuring his mother and the taxi driver, Kafiluddin.
The complainant took his mother to Al-Mustafa Trust, while Kafiluddin was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center where he died from bullet wounds.
The police had registered a case (FIR No144/02) under Sections 302, 324, 109/34 of the Pakistan Penal Code at Malir City police station against the chief of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement (Haqiqi) and others, stating the firing had taken place at the behest of Afaq Ahmed.
According to Advocate Suhail Anjum, the MQM-H leader has been tried in 12 cases, five of them pertaining to murders. Now, he said, only four cases were being tried. Two of the cases, registered by the police at the Landhi police station under Section 13-E of the Pakistan Arms Ordinance and Explosives Act, were being tried in the court of the additional district and sessions judge-VI, East, who had rejected a bail application on April 24.
The third case pertained to the kidnap and murder of four persons in the limits of the Landhi police station on June 19, 1992. A case (FIR 102/92) was registered under Sections 147, 148, 324, 302, 364 and 365-A of the Pakistan Penal Code. The case was being tried in the court of an additional district and sessions judge, East.
The fourth case pertained to the murder of a taxi driver, in which the court on Friday granted him bail.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.