MQM-P’s Amir Khan acquitted in double murder case
The Sindh High Court Wednesday cleared Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Amir Khan in a 17-year-old double murder case, 24NewsHD TV channel reported.
He was charged for abetting the targeted killing of two MQM workers Anam Uzair and Mohammad Naeem during a National Assembly seat (NA-255) by-election in Farooq Sattar constituency on 23 February 2003. Amir Khan was the secretary-general of Mohajir Qaumi Movement at that time.
He was tried along with the main accused, Tariq Bata, Raees and Nazim, by an anti-terrorism court that sentenced him to 10 years rigorous imprisonment in December 2004.
According to prosecution five Haqiqi activists included Amir Khan came on a car, while a couple of Haqiqi men opened fire on a Hi-roof carrying Muttahida workers. Anam Uzair died instantly and Mohammed Naeem, who was seriously injured, died in hospital after two days.