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Hit-and-run case: MPA Majeed Achakzai released from prison on bail

QUETTA: Balochistan MPA Majeed Achakzai was released from jail on Friday after an anti-terrorism court granted him bail in a case pertaining to the killing of a traffic sergeant in Quetta by his over-speeding vehicle.

A day earlier, Judge Dawood Khan Nasar approved the bail for the Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) leader against a surety bond of Rs500,000.

He was booked for running over and killing traffic sub-inspector Haji Attaullah on June 20 this year near GPO Chowk in Balochistan’s provincial capital Quetta.

Initially, the case was registered against unknown persons, but a video showing his vehicle running over the traffic officer emerged, prompting the police to arrest him.

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

Achakzai was later booked in two more cases – one pertaining to a kidnapping registered at the Satellite Town police station back in 2009.

It merits to mention here that 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 district.



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