ATC allows Mansoor to get medical check-up

July 26, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday allowed Qamar Masoor, a member of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) coordination committee, to obtain medical treatment during his detention period.

The court allowed Mansoor to have medical check-up and treatment on his own expenses. MQM senior leader and former provincial Minister, Qamar Mansoor is currently in Rangers’ detention for 90 days over charges of arranging and facilitating hate speeches.

Earlier on 22nd July Mansoor’s counsel pleaded the court that he has been suffering from back pain for 17 years; therefore, he needed medication. The court had directed the paramilitary force to submit a medical report by 27 July; however, it failed to do so.

Qamar Mansoor and in charge MQM coordination committee, Kaifulwara were picked up on early hours of 17th July from MQM headquarter Nine-Zero. Later Kaifulwara was released on the assurance that he would cooperate with the paramilitary force and report it after Eid-ul-Fitr.

Earlier on 20 July, the judicial Magistrate handed over Mansoor to rangers on three-day transit remand as ATC was closed at that time due to Eid holidays. On July, 22, The paramilitary force produced Mansoor before ATC and informed it about his 90-day detention for questioning.