QUETTA: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Wednesday remanded Member Provincial Assembly Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai in police custody for two days in a murder case reported against him way back in 1992.
Police produced Mr Achakzai, who belongs to the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), before the ATC judge and requested to grant the suspect’s remand in the newly emerged murder charges against him.
The case about the murder of a local trader, Abdul Ghaffar Ghaibizai, was reported at the Civil Line Police Station by his family in 1992.
Talking to media, Mr Achakzai’s lawyer Nasibullah Tareen said that police had nominated his client in a case that had been reported against unidentified suspects
“During the past 25 years Majeed Achakzai was elected member of the provincial assembly three times; neither did anyone ask for his physical remand nor was any murder case discussed against him,” Mr Tareen said.
Expressing his reservations on the investigation process, he said that from day one he had taken a clear stand that Majeed Achakzai was being deliberately implicated in `ghost cases’ which was violation of law and justice.
Mr Achakzai was arrested in a hit-and-run case on June 24 after the CCTV footage of the accident showing a vehicle hitting a policeman went viral on social media.
Traffic Sergeant Haji Attaullah got injured and later died in the hospital on June 20.
Published in Dawn, July 6th, 2017