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Pakistan: Missing political leader found dead in Quetta Asad Khan Achakzai
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Pakistan: Missing political leader found dead in Quetta

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Mar 2021, 07:37 pm

Quetta: Body of Asad Khan Achakzai, a missing leader of the Awami National Party (ANP), was recovered recently from Pakistan's Killi Nosahar area, media reports said.

Asad Khan had gone missing on Sept 25, 2020 while coming to Quetta from Chaman to attend a meeting of the ANP, Dawn News reported.

Deputy Inspector General of Quetta police Azhar Akram told Pakistan based newspaper that police had arrested a Levies Force official in the killing case of Asad Khan.

“Israr Ahmed was arrested from Sariab Road area on Saturday. He is behind the killing of Asad Khan and robbery of his car. The deceased’s car has been recovered from his possession,” the DIG said at a press conference as quoted by Dawn News.

“Asad Khan gave a lift to the Levies Force official who killed him 10km away from the Killi Nosahar and dumped his body in a deep ditch,” the DIG said.

The ANP has demanded a judicial probe into the matter.

ANP central general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain in a video message rejected the version of Balochistan police that a Levies man was arrested for killing the ANP leader during a bid to snatch vehicle from him, reports Dawn News.

“We reject the police statement which appeared in media before any proper probe into the matter because it is aimed at diverting public attention from the brutal incident,” he said.