KARACHI : The Chairman of Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi Afaq Ahmed was detained for 30 days under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).
Earlier today, Anti-Terrorism Court of Karachi issued release orders of Chairman MQM Haqiqi Afaq Ahmed in kidnapping case of 2011.
Ahmed was arrested in 22 different criminal cases and was residing in prison since April 2004.
Afaq, who is in jail since April 2004 was granted bail by Sindh High Court on Sept 26, 2011 in last of cases against him, but authorities disallowed his release, detained him under Maintenance of Public Order MPO for one month.
On Oct 6, 2011 police through application informed court that Afaq Ahmed was identified as one of two absconders in kidnapping case lodged against him in 2001.
Applicant’s counsel argued it was politically motivated case since his client was not nominated in FIR. He contended case was registered in 2001 but applicant, who was imprisoned since April 2004 was arrested in present case only last month when he got bail or acquitted in all other cases against him.