KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court of Karachi on Friday vindicated 52 Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers in the case related to illegal possession of explosives.
Faisal Mota, Ubaid K2, Nadir Shah and Amir Sarphata are among those who have been exonerated in the case. However, the ATC sentenced 12 MQM workers to imprisonment of different time duration for possessing unlawful weapons, including Faisal Mota to 10 years and Farhan Shabbir to eight years.
On Apr 6, the court had reserved its verdict in 26 cases which were filed after the 2015 raid carried out by Sindh Rangers at Nine Zero in Karachi. Huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered and several alleged target killers were apprehended during the raid.
It has been about six years since the cases are being heard at the court.