KARACHI -  An Anti-terrorism court on Sunday declared Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder, Altaf Hussain, Pakistan chapter chief Farooq Sattar and eight other party members ‘proclaimed offenders’ (POs).

An ATC in cases related to terrorism declared 11 MQM leaders including founder Altaf Hussain and convener Sattar ‘proclaimed offenders’ upon failure to appear before court.

The court also ordered Farooq Sattar to present before it on Nov 21 at 8:00am.

MQM-Pakistan leader Amir Khan was also declared a proclaimed offenders.The court was hearing the case upon FIR no 117, 116/2016.

The ATC court number two also published advertisement in special case no 1497, 1496/2016.

One of the cases was related to the ATC had taken up was related to the August 22 violence in which a provocative speech by MQM founder had led to incitement to violence of workers.

On Nov 2,MQM Pakistan leader Abdul Rauf Siddiqui and Pak Sarzameen party leader Anees Qaimkhani were released on bail after over three months in prison.

The two leaders were taken into custody in July for their alleged involvement in securing medical treatment for criminals at former federal minister Dr. Asim Hussain’s Ziauddin hospital in Karachi. -

Earlier, in the first intra-party election after disassociation from its London leadership, Muttahida Qaumi Movement- Pakistan elected Farooq Sattar as its convener and Aamir Khan as senior deputy convener, according to a press release issued by the party.