Karachi (Staff Report): A court has declared Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar a Proclaimed Offender (PO) and issued perpetual warrants for his arrest.

Police had submitted a report in an Anti-terrorism Court (ATC), requesting the court to take action under Sections 87 (proclamation for persons absconding) and 88 (attachment of property of person absconding) of the Criminal Procedure Code after they were unable to execute the warrants issued against Farooq Sattar , Altaf Hussain, Amir Khan and 30 others.

Sattar had been taken into police custody on Friday night in connection with cases pertaining to the incendiary Aug 22 speech of MQM founder Altaf Hussain, which triggered a violent protest, arson attacks and ransacking of media houses.