Court issues Sarfraz Merchant’s non-bailable arrest warrant

KARACHI – A local court in Karachi on Thursday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant of Sarfraz Merchant for the second time.

The court has directed the police to present the details of the suspect’s movable and non-movable property along with blocking his National Identity Card (NIC). The court has also ordered authorities to produce him before court on May 16.

A case was registered against Merchant in Darakhshan Police Station. Challan filed by the police writes Merchant a fugitive. Complainant Asad Alim Niazi has alleged Merchant of threatening to file a bogus case, receiving Rs 12 crore and snatching his car on March 12, 2014.

Merchant is also suspect in money laundering case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain.

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