Nationalist leader surrenders to court in BT case

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Nationalist leader Zain Shah surrendered on Saturday to an anti-terrorism court in the Bahria Town riot case.

Hundreds of protesters reportedly attacked Bahria Town Karachi and set fire to several shops and vehicles in the gated residential community during a protest on June 6.

Shah has been remanded into jail till June 26.Sindh United Party chief Syed Jalal Mehmood Shah, Zain Shah, Sajjad Ahmed Chandio, Aslam Khairpuri, and Jan Mohammad Junejo had approached the Sindh High Court Hyderabad’s bench and applied for bail in the case. They were granted 10-day protective bail against a sum of Rs25,000 on June 10.

The Sindh Action Committee, an alliance of nationalist parties in the province, gave the call for the protest against the alleged hostile takeover of some goth lands by the Bahria Town management.

The alliance has been striving to save the lands of the indigenous people for the last eight years.

 

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