Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered to release Mohajir Qaumi Movement (Haqiqi) Chairman Afaq Ahmed on bail in Atiq-ur-Rehman murder case Monday, Geo News reported. The bail has been approved against one million rupees.

It is pertinent to note that it was the last case against the MQM-H chief.

During today’s proceedings, the court heard the arguments of Ahmed’s counsel on a plea seeking bail and quashment of murder charges.

The SHC in its verdict stated that no proofs have been found against Afaq Ahmed in the Atiq-ur-Rehman’s murder case. The court also ordered the respective court hearing the case to conclude the acquittal plea of the applicant within three months.

Strict security measures were taken at the time of hearing in the court.

The MQM-H chief was booked in the murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement activist Atiq-ur-Rehman by the Nabi Bux police in June 2009, and the trial court had rejected the acquittal plea of the applicant.

In last week’s proceedings, Afaq’s counsel Mohammad Farooq contended before the court that no evidence against the MQM-H chief was found by the police and his client had nothing to do with the offence because he had been in jail since April 2004, and a case was registered on June 20, 2009.

He submitted that there was no iota of the evidence to implicate the applicant in the case, besides the investigation officer also did not charge-sheet the applicant due to lack of evidence.

The court accepted the bail orders and instructed for his release.