SHC disposes of petition seeking MQM’s Minhaj Qazi whereabouts

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday disposed of the petition seeking the whereabouts of Minhaj Qazi, the worker of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, after the Rangers submitted that he is in their custody.

SHC bench heard the petition filed by the mother of Qazi, Zaib-un-Nisa, who moved the court against law enforcers for detaining her son.

In Monday’s hearing, the Rangers’ counsel submitted that Qazi is being detained by the Rangers for questioning over his involvement in offences came within the ambit of Anti-Terrorism Act.

After the paramilitary force showed Qazi’s custody, SHC disposed of the petition seeking his whereabouts. The court also directed the authorities concerned to arrange the meeting of Qazi with his family members as per jail manual.

According to sources, Qazi was at MQM’s headquarter, Nine-Zero along with party leader Amir Khan when the Rangers raided there on 11th March 2015, but he managed to flee from there and was off the scene since then. Qazi was allegedly involved in providing shelter to alleged terrorists who were arrested from Nine-Zero, the head office of MQM.

Earlier, ATC had issued his non-bailable arrest warrants along with other party workers Raees alias Mama, Shehzad alias Mullah, Naeem and Imran Aijaz in Amir Khan’s case of instigating terrorism and harbouring criminals.