KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Waseem Akhtar was granted permission to travel abroad for 20 day by an anti-terrorism court.
Akhtar had filed a petition in the anti-terrorism court seeking permission to travel abroad which was opposed by Rangers, which has been a party in the case. The lawyer, representing the para-military troops, in his arguments, had stated that the MQM leader may not return to Pakistan to face the trial.
Karachi mayoral candidate is one of many MQM and PPP officials who have been accused of requesting ex-petroleum minister Dr. Asim Hussain to provide shelter and treatment to alleged terrorists at his medical facilities located in several parts of the city.
His petition was accepted by the anti-terror court judge who also ordered Akhtar to return to Pakistan within the given time.