QUETTA: Zafar Achakzai, chief reporter of a local newspaper held for writing against security institutions on social media, was freed on bail on Wednesday.

He was picked up from his residence on June 24 and handed over to the Federal Investigation Agency whose officials obtained Mr Achakzai’s six-day remand from a court.

On completion of the remand on Wednesday, the FIA officials produced him before Judicial Magistrate Ayesha Kakar who accepted the bail application submitted by Mr Achakzai’s lawyer. Mr Achakzai works for Daily Qudrat owned by his father Niamat Achakzai.

Published in Dawn, July 6th, 2017