Farooq Sattar released after brief arrest: reports

01:18 AM | 18 Mar, 2017
Farooq Sattar released after brief arrest: reports
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KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar has been released from police custody after being arrested late on Friday night in Karachi.

Sattar was arrested from the Sharae Faisal area of Karachi while he was on his way to a private wedding function. The anti-terrorism court had declared the MQM leader as an absconder, Dawn News reported.

Sattar was shifted to Chakiwara Police Station and was expected to be presented before a court in the morning.

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Sattar along with others was charged with listening to, organising and facilitating a speech made by Altaf Hussain in which he spoke against the military establishment and security agencies.

Hussain was also accused of inciting MQM workers to attack the offices of two media houses in the same speech.