Former MQM leader Saleem Shahzad detained at Karachi airport

06 Feb, 2017 11:17 am

KARACHI (92 News) – Police have on Monday apprehended former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Saleem Shahzad upon his arrival at the Karachi airport.

Shahzad had reached the Karachi Quaid-e-Azam International Airport after ending his self-imposed exile.

The former MQM leader had said that he would announce his next plans after returning from self-imposed exile.

The anti-terrorism court had already issued Shahzad’s non-bailable arrest warrants of the former MQM leader in case related to the treatment of terrorists.

The court had further ordered the Interior Ministry to cancel his passport and National Identity Card.


Saleem Shahzad was accused of aiding treatment of terrorists.

Shahzad was suspended from the MQM a few years ago and since then he had not taken part in the party politics. He, however, regularly attended the party events in its London Secretariat.

Saleem Shahzad, who has been living in London in self-imposed exile for more than 20 years, is a former member of MQM’s Rabitta Committee (coordination committee).




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