Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) awarded death sentence to Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) former unit in-charge in Waqas Shah murder case.
Syed Asif Ali, the former unit in-charge, was accused of killing his comrade Waqas Shah during a protest that erupted after the Rangers raided the MQM headquarters, Nine Zero, on March 11 last year.
The paramilitary force was alleged by different party members of opening fire and killing the worker along with carrying illegal weapons inside the office only to malign the party afterwards.
Asif was detained in Shohdapur area after identification using a CCTV footage and had confessed to the charges in Rangers custody.
The ATC awarded seven-year imprisonment and also order to submit a fine of Rs0.5 million for carrying an illegal weapon.
It is worth mentioning here that MQM’s Rabita Committee issued a statement after Asif’s arrest and claimed arrest of a worker was a cover-up act to save Rangers personnel.
Pakistan Rangers had seized illegal weapons from the party headquarters during the raid and arrested at least two alleged target killers in different criminal cases. (PhotoNews / Samaa Tv)