Balochistan

Hit-and-run case: ATC extends judicial remand of MPA Achakzai by three days

QUETTA: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday extended the judicial remand of Balochistan Assembly member Abdul Majeed Achakzai by three days in a hit-and-run case.

The court has also reserved its verdict over the accused MPAs’s bail plea.

Achakzai was arrested on June 24 for allegedly killing a traffic sergeant by running his vehicle over him at the GPO Chowk in Quetta. Later, he was booked in two other cases pertaining to a kidnapping registered at the Satellite Town police station in 2009 and attempted murder reported way back in 1992 at Civil Lines police station of the city.

The provincial assembly member was arrested from his residence in Satellite Town after it transpired that the vehicle that hit the sergeant was being driven by him.

According to police, Traffic Sergeant Attaullah died after hit by a rashly driven land cruiser on June 20 while he was performing duty at the GPO Chowk on Zarghoon Raod.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on June 28 took suo motu notice of the incident and summoned a detailed report from the Balochistan police after the son of deceased traffic policeman denied media reports pertaining to a compromise with the MPA.

“Neither we have made any compromise nor we are willing to,” Attaullah’s son Moazzam said.

Majeed Achakzai is also a close relative of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai. He was elected from the PB-13 constituency in Qilla Abdullah.

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