The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices for June 1 to former President General Pervez Musharraf, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chairman Altaf Hussain, former Chief Minister Sindh Arbab Ghlum Rahim, MQM leader Waseem Akthar and others linked with the riots in Karachi on May 12, 2007.
The notices have been issued on a plea filed by Iqbal Qazmi. The MQM chairman Altaf Hussain, Parvez Muhsarraf former Secretary Sindh Ghluam Muhammad Mohataram have been nominated in the case.
The petitioner adopted that roads in Karachi were sealed allegedly by the activists of a political party during Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry’s visit to the port city to address a bar function. He also adopted that the former dictator had ordered the Sindh government to stop Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry from entering Karachi, and the hoodlums under government patronage resorted to free use of weapons against the lawyers and public. Notice to former President Parvez Muhsarraf was sent through Session judge Islamabad.
It is pertinent to mention that at least 55 innocent people lost their lives during the May 12 carnage.