ATC permits Saleem Shehzad to go abroad for Cancer treatment

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Friday allowed a former Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Saleem Shahzad to go abroad for Cancer treatment in a case pertaining to providing shelter and treatment to alleged terrorists.

Shehzad, who was currently on bail, had been booked in many cases including the one related to terrorists’ treatment at Zia-ud-din hospital. Besides Shehzad, Dr Asim Hussain the owner of the hospital; MQM’s Rauf Siddiqui and Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar; the Pak Sarzameen Party President Anis Qaimkhani; PPP’s Qadir Patel; Pasban-e-Pakistan leader Usman Moazzm were also booked by the Rangers on charges of facilitating and providing treatment and shelter to suspected terrorists.

Shehzad filed an application, informing the court that he was suffering from Cancer and has to go undergo Chemotherapy which would be done abroad. He requested the court to grant his application.

Approving his plea, the ATC judge permitted him to leave the country for 10 days and directed him to return by Jan 15.