KARACHI: Mayor of Karachi and senior leader of Muttahida Qaumi
Movement (MQM-Pakistan) Waseem Akhtar has been granted bail in
a case pertaining to provocative speech of the party’s London-based
founder, Business92 reported Saturday.
Moreover, a local court accepted bail application of Waseem Akhtar. Reports
also said 39 FIRs have been registered against Akhtar. He was also being
investigated for crackdown against protestors on May 12, 2007 which
resulted in a bloody massacre and death of 40 people.
Furthermore, he is apparently just one step away from release as he has acquired
bail in 34 out of 35 cases. The last case in which the MQM leader is
seeking bail is pertaining to treatment of terrorists.
Wasim Akhtar was also elected mayor of Karachi last year and since
then he is running the local government’s affairs from prison.