MQM chief directed to stop May 12 rally, says Wasim Akhtar’s JIT report

Waseem AkhterKARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief had directed to stop the rally of the then chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on May 12, 2007, party leader Waseem Akhtar was quoted as saying in the joint investigation team (JIT) report.

Akhtar, then the Adviser to Sindh CM for Home Affairs and presently the nominated mayor of Karachi, said he was directed to prevent the rally from being a success, no matter how many people die, stated the report.

He further revealed before the JIT that the MQM supremo received directives from Indian covert agency, Reseach & Analysis Wing (RAW).

“All political parties in Karachi including the MQM have militant wings and that money was transferred in party’s London accounts through Hundi,” the joint investigation report quoted Akhtar as saying.

Yesterday, police claimed that Waseem Akhtar had ordered firing on the people arriving to welcome the then chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhary at the Karachi airport on May 12, 2007.