ATC records IO’s statement in Nine-Zero weapons case


An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday recorded the statement of the investigation office (IO) in a case pertaining to the recovery of arms and ammunition from Nine-Zero, the headquarters of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

The court recorded IO Jawad Akhtar’s statement in the case. Later, the court adjourned the hearing till August 13. However, the court will record statements of other witnesses in the case on the abovementioned date. Faisal alias Mota, Ubaid alias K2, Aamir alias Sarphatta, along with 15 suspects were presented before the court amid tight security.


On March 12, 2015, the Sindh Rangers had conducted the raid at the MQM’s headquarter Nine-Zero, and arrested several convicted and wanted criminals. The paramilitary force had claimed that it had recovered an enormous quantity of arms and ammunition, walkie-talkies, binoculars and other military gear used by NATO forces during the operation.