81-year jail for Altaf over hate speech

Earlier on September 21, the court had reserved its verdict on the case.

By Afzal Khan

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Published: Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Tue 13 Oct 2015, 9:20 AM

Islamabad: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) on Monday awarded 81 years of rigorous imprisonment to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) supremo Altaf Hussain.
Earlier on September 21, the court had reserved its verdict on the case.
The court also issued orders to confiscate the MQM chief's property over his anti-state speeches. Announcing the verdict, ATC Judge Raja Shahbaz Khan directed the MQM chief to pay a fine of Rs2.4 million in the court, ordering the Sindh Inspector General of Police to produce Altaf before the court.
In July, Altaf had made inflammatory remarks against law enforcement agencies, followed by a plea to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) and the United Nations (UN) to send their troops to Karachi.
"Rangers personnel treat people in Karachi exactly how the Indian troops behave in Indian-occupied Kashmir," Altaf had alleged while addressing his party's lawmakers and workers, adding the paramilitary forces are behaving like a mafia in the financial hub of the country.
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Anti-state rhetoric costs Altaf dearly

> The court also issued orders to confiscate the MQM chief's property over his anti-state speeches. The judge directed the MQM chief to pay a fine of Rs2.4 million in the court, ordering the Sindh Inspector General of Police to produce Altaf before the court.
> Nato and the UN were asked by Altaf to send their troops to Karachi




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