File Photo of Imran Khan

Syed Ali Shah, Manan Mandokhail:


: Former Prime Minister, Imran Khan was booked in the murder case of slain lawyer Abdul Razzaq Shar Advocate on Wednesday. Siraj Ahmed Advocate, the son of the slain lawyer submitted an application at the Jamil Shaheed Police Station in Quetta.

The Station House Officer (SHO) lodged a first information report (FIR) against the former prime minister and chief of Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan. The FIR includes terrorism acts, a senior police official told Daily Quetta Voice.

Razzaq Shar was a petitioner against Imran Khan

Abdul Razzaq Shar Advocate was killed on Quetta airport road on Tuesday. Razzaq Shar had filed a petition in the Balochistan High Court (BHC) seeking registration of treason case against the former prime minister Imran Khan. He had accused the former premier of inciting hatred against State institutions. The petition was scheduled to be heard on June 7th. However, the case could not be heard because of the non availabity of the bench. Next date for the case would be announced later, BHC sources said.

The killing of the senior lawyer of the Supreme Court of Pakistan was widely condemned by political parties and people belonging to various walks of life. The members of legal fraternity observed boycott of courts on Wednesday to mourn the killing of senior lawyer.

Lawyers boycott courts against the incident

Rahib Buledi, the senior office-bearer of the Balochistan Bar Association (BBA) strongly condemned the killing and lashed out at the provincial government and police for their failure to provide security to the slain lawyer.

Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo had strongly condemned the attack and directed the police to submit a report in this regard. In a statement issued after the incident, the CM directed the police to arrest the culprits involved in the attack.

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