KARACHI: Karachi mayor-designate and senior MQM leader Wasim Akhtar has strongly denied police claims that he has made any confessions about his role in May 12 2007 mayhem, which had left 50 people in Karachi.
According to a press statement issued by the MQM media cell, Wasim Akhtar wrote a letter from prison and denied all the allegations aired by a section of media quoting police reports.
“Neither I have given any confessional statement regarding May 12 incident nor have I made any new revelations. All such reports are absolute lies,” Akhtar wrote.
The mayor-designate said that he had reiterated his previous stance that there should be a high-level judicial inquiry into May 12 incident.
“Conspiracies are being hatched continuously to damage my reputation through media trial,” he said.
“I strongly condemn fake and baseless reports aired by media about me,” he added.
The MQM leader appealed to the people of Pakistan not to pay any heed about such fake and baseless reports.
The denial comes a day after media quoting police reports said that Akhtar confessed that he had order shooting on political opponents who had gathered to receive the then deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.