MQM Leader Salim Shahzad send to Jail following ATC orders

MQM Leader Salim Shahzad send to Jail following ATC orders

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday sent Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Saleem Shahzad to jail until Feb 18.

Shahzad was presented before an Anti-Terrorism Court a day after he was arrested at Karachi airport upon his return to Pakistan.

Shahzad, who had been living in London since 1992, returned to Pakistan after 24 years yesterday.

Arrest warrants were issued against Shahzad in 2016 for the 10th time by an ATC in Karachi in a case related to providing treatment and shelter to alleged terrorists, and he was arrested at Jinnah International Airport upon arrival.

During the hearing, Shahzad requested the court to provide him medical facilities in jail as he is fighting cancer. He told the court that he had been undergoing treatment in London.

The court ordered the jail superintendent to provide Shahzad with the required medical facilities.

A bail application was also submitted before the court and a bail hearing has been scheduled for Feb 11.

Speaking to the media, he said that he had faith in the courts and that he would face trial in each of his cases.

He added that although there had been over 300 cases against him under the National Reconciliation Ordinance, but all had been finished.

"Right now there is only one case registered against me for which I have been arrested," he said.