Pakistan

KARACHI (Staff Report) – An anti-terrorism court has issued non-bailable warrants for Muttahida Qaumi Movement supremo Altaf Hussain and three other senior MQM leaders, including Nadeem Nusrat, in the murder case of former KESC MD Shahid Hamid.

During the hearing on Wednesday, the Karachi police submitted the charge sheet in the court declaring Altaf Hussain and others absconders in the case. The ATC, later on, issued non-bailable arrest warrants for the MQM leaders.

Last month, the widow and son of Shahid Hamid identified the co-accused in his murder case during an identification parade. Co-accused Minhaj Qazi was produced before a local court in Karachi for an identification parade on May 24th, where the widow of Shahid Hamid, Shehnaz Hamid and his son Umer Shahid Hamid identified him.

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Saulat Mirza, the main accused in the case got the death penalty by the court and was hanged in Machh jail on 12 May, 2015.

Nadeem Nusrat and Altaf Hussain were convicted for plotting the murder of Shahid Hamid. Both the MQM leaders are not in the country and are likely to be brought back through Interpol.

Shahid Hamid was murdered along with his driver Ashraf Brohi, and his guard Khan Akbar in the neighborhood of Defence Housing Authority, Karachi on the 5 July 1997.