PTI government federal minister declared proclaimed offender
KARACHI:Antiterrorism court (ATC), hearing provocative speech and media houseattack cases against Muttahida QaumiMovement leaders has declared Federal Minister forInformation and Technology KhalidMaqbool Siddiqui, a proclaimedoffenders.
Siddiqui is also the convener of theMuttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM-Pakistan).
During Saturday’s proceedings, thecourt noted that despite his efforts, theinvestigation officer (IO) had failed toarrest the three absconders.
In its order, the ATC said it was not possible to frame charges as some of the accused were in hiding. It preferred to declare them to proclaimed offenders so that the charges could be framed against the remaining defendants who were either in detention or on bail.