Mirza's Hearing at SHC: Tiff between Police and Media
KARACHI: Police on Saturday charged media personnel who had gathered outside the Sindh High Court where former provincial home minister was appearing before the registrar’s office.
Mirza arrived at the SHC to appear before the registrar and to have his bail extended in a case for harassing policemen. His wife, former National assembly speaker Fehmida Mirza also arrived at the court.
Black masked commandos and heavy contingents of police led by acting SSP South Chaudhry Asad took position outside ATC-III and blocked roads outside the court for public.
Earlier on Friday, a heavy contingent of police raided one of the residences of former minister Zulfiqar Mirza in the upscale Defence neighbourhood of Karachi on Friday and detained three of his men.
The South zone police picked up Mirza’s driver Naik Muhammad, servant Ibrahim and security guard Sikandar Brohi. Police claimed that they had also recovered three sub-machine guns from the men.
Mirza, disowned by senior Pakistan Peoples Party leaders, and some of his associates is facing multiple court cases in Badin and Karachi for rioting, attempted murder, attacking a police station and forcible closure of shops in a Badin market.
The situation in Badin had taken a turn for the worse when police officials raided Mirza’s farmhouse to arrest him and his associates.
The former minister, however, had since been granted pre-arrest bail in all the cases registered against him, which, he claims, were politically motivated.
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