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MPA Achakzai indicted for 1992 murder

Updated August 12, 2017

QUETTA: Abdul Majeed Achakzai, a member of the Balochistan Assembly from the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, was indicted on Friday by Quetta District and Sessions Judge Rashid Mehmood in a murder case of 1992.

Mr Achakzai, who was produced in court by police amid tight security, denied his involvement in the killing of Abdul Ghaffar and termed the allegations false and fabricated.

The court summoned the complainant, Haji Muhammad Ibrahim, on Aug 24.

Earlier, Mr Achakzai was also presented before an anti-terrorism court for allegedly running down a traffic police sergeant at GPO Chowk in June.

Police had initially registered a case of road accident in which the official died. However, the MPA was arrested after closed-circuit television footage of the incident came to light and police converted it into a murder case after investigation. Police also charged Mr Achakzai with terrorism.

The car involved in the accident was unregistered and he was using a fake registration number plate. The vehicle was also seized.

The ATC extended Mr Achakzai’s judicial remand for three days.

Published in Dawn, August 12th, 2017