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PESHAWAR: Former law minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Barrister Arshad Abdullah, was arrested on Wednesday from a session court in Charsadda after a court cancelled his pre-aarest bail application in a case registered against him for attacking a police checkpost and freeing an apprehended associate.

Police had earlier lodged an FIR against Advocate Abdullah and 18 others who are accused of attacking a police checkpost in Charsadda’s Utmanzai area on April 26 and freeing an associate who was apprehended by the security personnel at the checkpost for carrying an unlicensed weapon.

Abdullah and his accomplice were arrested withing the court premesis and were handed over to the City police station.

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zia khan
May 22, 2013 05:49pm

He might have taken law into his own hands believing that to be a life long fringe benefit of a former law minister.

May 22, 2013 07:19pm

"...associate who was apprehended by the security personnel at the checkpost for carrying an unlicensed weapon." Since when do they need permit to carry weapon? Who in KP has permit! It seems like some personal revenge against the accused!! Please enlighten me if I am wrong here! Thanks

May 23, 2013 01:47am

@zia khan: The law minister committing crimes?

Sarwat Hasan
May 23, 2013 02:46am

And such is a character of our lawyers, barristers, politicians, ministers etc.

K.A. Muhammad
May 23, 2013 05:06am

This is why a bill was to be tabled for legislation seeking immunity to all and sundry in the last Government, so as to justify both, "Might is Power" and "Power is Might".

Law minister giving a practical example of what the Rule of Law means.

The Law Minister is a Barrister by the name of "Arshad Abdullah.

Bravo, Barrister Law Minister Arshad Abdulla! A great contribution to Democracy and Rule of Law!

May 23, 2013 05:29am

He thought since he was the law. The law coud'nt touch him.