Karachi: Bashir Qureshi acquitted after death
KARACHI: The late chairman of the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) Bashir Ahmed Qureshi was acquitted of illegal arms possession cases by a sessions court on Thursday, weeks after his death. The acquittal order came after a defence counsel moved an application informing the court about the demise of Qureshi. After verifying the information, Additional District and Sessions Judge (Malir) Munawar Sultana, who was also conducting a trial against the same, discharged two cases lodged against the late nationalist leader.
Quershi and his colleagues had been alleged of possessing unlicensed weapons when they were detained by Rangers on Sept 15, 2011 near his Gulshan–i–Hadeed residence. The cases were registered under Sections 13–D and 13–E of the Pakistan Arms Ordinance, 1965, at the Steel Town police station.