ATC allows MQM’s Amir Khan to visit Dubai

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) allowed on Wednesday Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Amir Khan to travel to Dubai for two weeks.

Amir Khan is currently on bail in a case pertaining to harbouring terrorists and wanted criminals. According to the complainant, death row convict Faisal alias Mota who was wanted in Pakistani reporter Wali Khan Babar murder case, Ubaid K2 who was absconding in many murder cases, accused Nauman alias Nomi wanted in Naimat Dhandawa murder case and other suspects were arrested from the head office of MQM in Karachi, Nine-Zero, that was in the charge of Amir Khan.

Earlier, MQM leader filed an application, seeking a permission to go abroad for meeting his family. Khan’s counsel argued that his family was settled in Dubai and his two sons were studying there; therefore, he should be allowed to travel there.

The special public prosecutor opposed his application, apprehending that that the accused will not retrun back to country if he is allowed to go abroad.

After hearing arguments from both sides, ATC had reserved its verdict on Saturday which was pronounced on Wednesday. While allowing Amir Khan to travel to Dubai, the court directed him to submit surety bonds of Rs 2 million and return the country by 11th January 2016.

It is pertinent to mention here that MQM leader was earlier allowed by ATC to go to Saudi Arab for performing the Hajj.

Earlier, MQM coordination committee member Amir Khan remained in Rangers’ detention for the period of 90 days. Khan was arrested along with other suspects from his party’s headquarters, Nine-Zero on 11th March 2015 but was released by ATC on bail in July this year with the condition that he would not leave the country without the court’s permission.

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