An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi on Friday sent Amir Khan, the senior leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), on physical remand for two weeks till June 25.

MQM's Amir Khan in police custory - PT
MQM’s Amir Khan in police custory – PT
He was produced at the ATC amid tight security. During case hearing, the investigation officer sought extension in Khan’s remand. The court accepted his plea and sent the accused on judicial remand till June 25.

Khan has been charged with harbouring alleged terrorists, including death convict Faisal alias Mota wanted in Wali Khan Babar murder case, Ubaid K2 absconding in many murder cases, accused Nauman alias Nomi wanted in Naimat Dhandawa murder case and others suspects, who were arrested from the Nine-Zero, where Khan was in charge.

Earlier MQM Rabita committee member Amir Khan was in Rangers’ detention from 13th March which handed over him to police on 4 June. Khan was arrested along with other suspects from his party’s headquarters, Nine-Zero on 11th March 2015. He was in police’s custody on physical remand sine 5th June.

After expiry of seven-day physical remand, Azizabad police produced the accused before the ATC judge under tight security. The court sent Khan to jail till 25 June and directed police to produce investigation report during next hearing. Meanwhile, Khan’s counsel pleaded the court that his client should be given B-class facilities in the prison which the court accepted and directed the jail authorities to keep him in B-class prison.

Rangers said that Amir Khan as the security in-charge of the Nine Zero aided many convicted people and gave them a safe place to live amid chaos in the city.