SUNDAY TIMES KARACHI: As the ATC judge resumed hearing of the cases, more than 20 accused appeared in the court.

When the judge asked about the whereabouts of the mayor, his counsel submitted an application requesting an exemption for his client from today’s proceedings. He stated that his client couldn’t turn up owing to his ill health.

“What did happen to the Karachi mayor?” questioned the judge who then directed the counsel to present his medical report on the next hearing.

The hearing was adjourned till Feb 2.