File Photo: Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) Chief, Mehmood Khan Achakzai addressing a press conference in Quetta: Photo Aslam Khan

Staff Reporter: 

QUETTA: The arrest warrant issued for Mehmood Khan Achakzai, the prominent leader of the Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP), has been suspended by a local court in Quetta. The court of Magistrate Nine Quetta suspended the arrest warrant of the seasoned politician upon an application filed by the President of the Quetta Bar Association, Qari Rehmatullah Advocate, and other lawyers. The suspension comes as a temporary relief for Achakzai until the next hearing scheduled for May 31.

The decision to suspend the arrest warrant was made during a court session, wherein Magistrate Nine deemed it appropriate to withhold the warrant until further proceedings, according to Naseebullah Kasi, one of the lawyers challenging the arrest warrants of Achakzai, who informed the Daily Quetta Voice. This move effectively delays any potential legal action against Achakzai until the upcoming hearing. “The court is going to declare this case null and void very soon,” Mr. Kasi claimed.

The issuance of the arrest warrant had caused a stir in political circles, as Mahmood Khan Achakzai, the chairman of Pashtunkhawa Map, faced imminent arrest. The warrant, issued by the Judicial Magistrate, instructed the police to apprehend Achakzai and present him before the court on April 27.

However, with the warrant now suspended, the legal battle surrounding Achakzai’s case takes on a new dimension. The decision to suspend the warrant raises questions about the underlying reasons and the potential implications for the ongoing legal proceedings.

As the case unfolds, political circles eagerly await further developments and insights into the legal complexities surrounding Mehmood Khan Achakzai’s situation. The next hearing on May 31 is expected to shed more light on the matter and determine the course of action moving forward.

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