PTI chairman booked for lawyer Abdur Razzaq's murder
The deceased was one of the petitioners in a treason case against the PTI chairman
QUETTA (Dunya News) – The Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman was booked on Wednesday in the murder case of Supreme Court lawyer Abdur Razzaq Shar who was targeted by unknown assailants on Airport Road in the provincial capital on Tuesday.
A case under murder and terrorism sections were lodged on the complaint of victim's son. The legal fraternity continued boycotting the court proceedings throughout the province on Wednesday.
Police said Advocate Abdur Razzaq was shot and killed near Alamo Chowk on Tuesday. The suspects shot him with a Kalashnikov. Police shifted the body to the Civil Hospital where the post-mortem was conducted.
As per the preliminary forensic evidence, the victim received 16 bullets in different parts of his body. Soon after the incident, the legal fraternity boycotted the proceedings in all city courts.
The deceased was one of the petitioners in a treason case against the PTI chairman. Lawyers Amanullah Kanrani and Abdur Razzaq had jointly submitted a petition in the Balochistan High Court (BHC), seeking an action against the former prime minister under the Article 6 of the Constitution.
The hearing on the petition was scheduled to be held today (Wednesday).
Later, addressing a presser, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Attaullah Tarar said the PTI chief was responsible for the targeted killing of the SC lawyer in Quetta. "The blood of Abdur Razzaq will not go waste as a murder case will be registered against the former prime minister," he said.