Altaf to blame for May 12 tragedy: Waseem Akhtar

Staff Reporter

Karachi—A JIT report filed in anti-terrorist court Wednesday makes sensational revelations.
It quoted Waseem Akhtar, candidate for Karachi’s mayorship, now in custody, as having said that orders for stopping the rally in Karachi of former Chief Justice Ch Iftikhar on May 12, in Karachi were given by Quaid-e-Tehreek, Altaf Hussain, “Whatever the cost and whatever the number of killings” Altaf said as he ordered. “All parties, including MQM, had militant wings” Waseem Akhtar alleged.
He said money was sent to MQM accounts in London through Hundi or Hawala (unofficial means of transferring money out of Pakistan.
He also reportedly confessed that MQM had links with RAW, and that he had planned the 12th May action at 90.
Waseem Akhtar is facing several charges and it is not certain that he will be able to don the mantle of Mayorship of Pakistan’s biggest city of 20 million.
Meanwhile Waseem Akhtar in a hand-written letter to media, released by the Rabita Committee here, denied all that attributed to him about Altaf Hussain MQM’s Indian connection, party funds, or orders from Altaf Hussain to stop the rally in Karachi of former CJ Iftikhar Chaudhury. Waseem Akhtar said in his letter that he had not made any statement.

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