Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan has booked under anti-terrorism law in the murder case of Advocate Abdul Razzaq Shar. A Supreme Court lawyer, his party said on Wednesday.
The lawyer has killed on Tuesday in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province. He was on his way to the provincial high court when unknown assailants targeted and killed him in a drive-by shooting.
Besides, Siraj Ahmad, the son of the deceased, accused Khan of being the brains behind the murder.
He filed an FIR against Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party.
His party took to WhatsApp broadcast the same day and also confirmed that the 70-year-old named in an FIR lodged at the Shaheed Jamil Kakar police station of the city.
The deceased had filed a constitutional petition against Imran Khan for anti-terrorism and former deputy speaker Qasim Suri in the Balochistan High Court for illegally dissolving the National Assembly in April 2022.
The move came after the joint opposition had moved a no-trust motion against the PTI government. He was in direct contradiction to Article 6. The allegations, if proved, pertained to high treason.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s aide Attaullah Tarar also backed Shar’s son’s allegations. PTI spokesperson Raoof Hassan also rejected the claim. He accused Prime Minister Sharif and Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah of plotting the murder.