Anti-terrorism sections included in Mureed Abbas murder case


Anti-Terrorism Act Police Mureed Abbas Mureed Abbas Murder case
09 Aug, 2019 2:30 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – Seven charges of the Anti-Terrorism Act have now been made part of the murder cases of anchorperson Mureed Abbas and Khizar Hayyat, announcing that the case will be presented and heard in the anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Friday.

The investigation officers (IO) announced who is working on the murder cases of Mureed and Khizar – who were killed in the recent past  The SSP had added charges of terrorism in the charge sheet along with the charges that existed beforehand.

The police maintained that the second person killed with Mureed Abbas, Khizar Hayyat was slain in broad daylight in front of onlookers which struck fear in the masses.

They also added that Mureed’s murder has petrified people in the media industry from trusting individuals with their hard-earned money. Meanwhile, seven charges of the Anti-Terrorism clauses have now been made part of the case and ongoing investigations and proceedings with regards to the homicide.

The IO also said that the dual murder case comes within the ambit of terrorism.

On July 24, The police decided to add terrorism charges in the charge sheet, maintaining that the second person killed with Mureed Abbas, Khizar Hayyat was slain in broad daylight in front of onlookers which struck fear in the masses.

On July 20, Atif Zaman, the killer of anchor Mureed Abbas, had to pay Rs1.5637 billion to the investors.

According to the preliminary report prepared by the police, Mureed Abbas had invested Rs117.2 million with Atif Zaman who had to pay Rs29.3 million as profit to him.

Atif Zaman used to pay Rs301.5 million monthly as profit to the investors. Khizar Hayat, another deceased, had invested Rs15.8 million with Atif Zaman.

On July 9, suspect Atif murdered Mureed Abbasi, 34 and Khizar Hayat, 45 over a monetary dispute in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and then attempted suicide.

He was admitted to a private hospital in Clifton and is now said to be recuperating from his bullet injuries.


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