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Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar gets bail in another case

Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar gets bail in another case

KARACHI, NOV 12, (DNA):  An Anti-terrorism court granted bail to city mayor Waseem Akhtar in a case over facilitating hate speech against a surety bond of Rs 25000.

There were 39 cases filed against the mayor in different cases including May 12 riots and facilitating hate speech. He has been granted bail in 38 cases and he needs bail in one more case, related to facilitating medical treatment of terrorists, to get out of jail.

Waseem Akhtar was arrested on July 19 on suspicion of sheltering and providing medical treatment to alleged militants and criminals. He also faces charges of inciting riots.

He was elected the mayor of Karachi in August and has been running his office from jail.

Akhtar has said repeatedly in the past that he should be granted bail in the interest of Karachi.

“If you think I have done something wrong, I should be granted opportunity for bail. I have appealed to both Chief Justice of Pakistan and Chief Justice Sindh High Court,” he media at ATC in September, where he appeared in connection with charges pertaining to the May 12 carnage.

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