Besides Akhtar, who belongs to the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), the ATC yesterday indicted several others in the case, 11 years after the incident.
Nearly 50 people were killed and over 100 injured in attacks on rallies by different political parties and the legal fraternity who had attempted to go to the airport to welcome deposed chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on May 12 during military ruler General Pervez Musharraf's tenure.
The court directed the prosecution to produce its witnesses in the next hearing, Dawn reported.
Akhtar told the media after the hearing that since becoming mayor, some 40 cases had been lodged against him, with as many as 20 first information reports filed against him in one day.
The hearing of the case will resume on June 23.
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