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MQM’s Amir Khan allowed to leave for Hajj by ATC

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KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court permitted Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Amir Khan to go abroad for Hajj as he plead for.

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Allowing him, the court asked the MQM leader to submit two surety bonds of Rs1 million each. Amir Khan is scheduled to leave the country on September 18 and will return on October 3.

Earlier, the court had reserved its decision on August 15 after defence submitted files in the support of MQM leader’s claim and argued that his name was not on the exit control list.

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On the other side, the Rangers considered the documents inadequate to give him permission to leave the country.

Meanwhile, the MQM leader was apprehended during the March 11 raid at MQM headquarters, Nine Zero, and was, later on, booked in a case of igniting terrorism and harbouring culprits. However, he was released against a surety bond of Rs1 million in late June after serving three months in Ranger’s detention along with one month in police’s.

At the moment, the bailed Amir Khan had requested earlier this month the trial court give him permission to go to Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage performing.

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