(MQM-H) chief Afaq Ahmed was released from Karachi Central Jail

 Mohajir Qaumi Movemement – Haqiqi (MQM-H) chief Afaq Ahmed was released from Karachi Central Jail on Saturday. He had earlier been detained under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) act by the Sindh Government.
The Sindh High Court (SHC) had ordered Ahmed’s release on Friday after the chief law officer of the province had failed to defend the grounds of detention.
A large number of party workers arrived at the jail to greet the MQM-H chief on his release.
Ahmed met the Jail Superintendant after his release and completed the formalities for his release.
Express News reports that the District East Police force has been deployed for security. Around 22 police mobiles, six Rangers vehicles and five private cars were reportedly part of the convoy which was deployed to transport Ahmed.
Ahmed was transported in DIG East’s bulletproof vehicle.
His release orders were issued at around 2:00pm today.
The MQM-H chief was detained twice under the MPO act by the Sindh Government.
An anti-terrorism court had earlier formally indicted Afaq Ahmed in an alleged case of detaining an officer of Karachi Development Authority at his party’s headquarters, Baitul Hamza, in 2001. The case against Ahmed was kept on dormant file and surfaced only recently after he was admitted bail in all six cases pending trial in courts.
Afaq had been behind bars since April 2004.

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