An anti-terrorism court on Saturday cancelled exemption order to former mayor Waseem Akhtar from appearing in hearing of May 12 cases.
Anti-terrorism judge expressed his disappointment over the absence of Waseem Akhtar in the hearing and said, “He is no more mayor, why he failed to appear before the court in the case hearing?”
Three accused Raees alias Mamma, Umair alias Jailor and Mirza Naseeb Baig alias Rizwan Chapati were present in the court.
The court warned of serious consequences to Akhtar, if he would fail to appear in the next hearing.
The court also cancelled exemption order granted to the former mayor from appearing in the case hearing.
The ATC had granted exemption to Waseem Akhtar from appearing in the hearing on May 11, 2019 being the mayor of the city.
An anti-terrorism court here had indicted Akhtar and other accused affiliated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in cases related to May 12, 2007 carnage in the port city.