Waseem Akhtar granted bail in two cases

KARACHI: Mayor of Karachi and senior leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan) Waseem Akhtar has been granted bail on Saturday in two more cases against a surety bond of Rs100,000 each, Aaj News reported. 

According to the reports, there were 39 cases filed against the mayor in different cases including May 12 riots and facilitating provocative speech of the party’s London-based leader Altaf Hussain.

An ATC on Thursday granted bail to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan leader in four cases pertaining to May 12, 2007 tragedy.  ATC accepted bail application of Waseem Akhtar in two more cases today on Saturday reportedly.

As for now he has been granted bail in 38 cases, and he needs to get bail in one more case to get out of prison.

Waseem Akhtar – the elected mayor of Karachi, was arrested on July 19 on suspicion of sheltering and providing medical treatment to alleged militants and criminals. He also faces charges of inciting riots.

Akhtar in past, repeatedly claimed that the all the cases against him are fake. He requested the court to grant him bail so that he can work for the betterment of Karachi and its people. He demanded justice from the court.