KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader and former Sindh law maker Nadeem Hashmi has been released on Tuesday from police custody.
A Joint Investigation Team (JIT), formed to probe charges against the MQM leader, has submitted their investigative report to the Inspector General Sindh Police declaring him not guilty.
According to sources, Hashmi has reached MQM headquarters “Nine-Zero” in Karachi following his acquittal.
An anti-terrorist court in Karachi on Thursday had ordered a seven day long physical remand of Hashmi.
Hashmi, in charge of the MQM’s North Nazimabad unit, was handed over to the police following the order of the ATC.
The former lawmaker was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Tuesday killing of two policemen in a North Nazimabad locality.
The FIR was lodged on behalf of the state.
Nadeem Hidayat Hashmi, 49, was elected an MPA in the 2013 by-election from a provincial assembly seat (PS-103) in North Nazimabad.