Pakistan

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday granted bail to 10 accused individuals including MQM leader Gulfaraz Khatakk in the case of inciting speech by Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder Altaf Hussain.

The court approved the bail against surety bond of Rs 200,000 each.

The special public prosecutor stated that the accused carried out attack on media houses following the incendiary speech by the MQM founder.

On August 22, the self-exiled Altaf Hussain, in a speech to participants of a hunger strike outside Karachi Press Club urged them to take to the streets, attack media houses and destroy property.

At least one person died and eight others were injured during the resulting violence.

On April 1, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) issued non-bailable warrants for MQM founder, Farooq Sattar, and MQM leaders including Khushbakht Shujaat, Junaid Lakhani, and Amin Ul Haqq.