KARACHI (PPI) - Sindh High Court Tuesday quashed criminal proceedings pending against Mumtaz Ali Bhutto, Chief of Sindh National Front, in case regarding attack on Sindhi-language newspapers office in Karachi. Mumtaz Bhutto was accused of allegedly sending 30-35 party workers to office of Daily Awami Awaz, who ransacked & threatened staffers for not publishing article written by SNF Chief on Prime Minister Benazir Bhuttos assassination on occasion of her first death anniversary on December 27, 2008. Police arrested him from Larkana & shifted to Karachi in connection with case (FIR 0{009) lodged US 147, 148, 149, 506-B, 452, 504 & 109 PPC on complaint of Dr Khair Mohamamd, Managing Editor of newspaper, at Frere police station, Karachi. On January 5, 2009 Civil Judge & Judicial Magistrate, South, Karachi, granted bail in sum of Rs 50,000 surety to Mumtaz Bhutto, who filed criminal miscellaneous application in SHC for quashment of criminal proceedings. His counsel Abid Zubedi stated applicant, 74-year-old served as Sindh Governor, Chief Minister, Federal Minister, MNA & MPA several times but was being subjected to political victimisation for his views against government. He contended there was no evidence available to connect commission of alleged offence to applicant, who respected media freedom. He stated FIR was illegal and mala fide and prayed proceedings against his client be quashed in interest of justice. Justice Faisal Arab of SHC after hearing arguments said in order: For the reasons to be recorded later, the proceedings initiated against the applicant out of FIR 0{009 pending before JM-XII, South, Karachi, are quashed.