Zehri gets protective bail in Zarakzai murder case

Updated August 25, 2019

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QUETTA: Former chief minister of Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri arrives at the sessions court on Saturday.—INP
QUETTA: Former chief minister of Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri arrives at the sessions court on Saturday.—INP

QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court on Saturday granted protective bail to former chief minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri in the murder case of Nawab Amanullah Zarakzai, who was killed along with his grandson and two other people recently.

Nawab Zarakzai’s wife Lal Bibi had nominated Mr Zehri, his brother MPA Naimatullah Zehri and special assistant to the former chief minister Agha Shekeel Ahmed, who is also a close relative of Mr Zehri, and some others in the FIR of her husband’s murder.

Mr Zehri appeared before a divisional bench of the high court comprising Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan and Justice Abdul Hameed Baloch, which granted him protective bail and ordered the former chief minister to appear before the trial court within 10 days.

Nawab Zarakzai’s wife Lal Bibi has nominated ex-CM and his brother in the FIR

Senior lawyer Shah Mohammad Jatoi, who had earlier obtained bail for Nawab Zehri from the sessions court in the same case, represented him before the high court.

Nawab Zehri has denied his involvement in Nawab Zarakzai’s murder and said a nationalist party was hatching a conspiracy to created mayhem.

Published in Dawn, August 25th, 2019