Will not take blood money, pardon MPA, says family of deceased policeman

Saleem Buzdar
The family of deceased Traffic Sub-Inspector Haji Attaullh - Geo News screengrab 

The family of deceased Sub-Inspector Haji Attaullh – who succumbed to his injuries after allegedly being run over by MPA Dr Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai's vehicle – announced that they would not take blood money or pardon the accused.

Speaking to Geo News, the deceased`s family living in Dera Ghazi Khan, alleged Attaullah was murdered by Achakzai while he was driving under influence.

The deceased`s son Moazzam Atta said the police must register a case against the MPA rather than filing it in the name of ‘unidentified persons'.

“The MPA was driving under influence of alcohol. We will never forgive him,” claimed the deceased policeman's son. 

Attaullah leaves behind two daughters, three sons, widow and parents.

Traffic Sub-Inspector Haji Ataullh - File Photo

MPA Dr Achakzai was presented in court twice on Saturday. During his first appearance, the MPA was seen being taken to court without any handcuffs and also misbehaved with members of the media. The MPA was not placed in remand during this appearance, however, when he was presented in court the second time, Achakzai was placed in police remand for five days.

While expressing anger over coverage of the incident, Achakzai said the media could not obtain the video of the explosion that took place in Quetta on Friday, but got their hands on an accident footage.

"Had the police called [the media persons] beforehand? Shameless people," said the MPA.

Achakzai appeared in court on June 24 without handcuffs - Geo News screen grab 

A video of the incident went viral on social media, following which police took action against the death of their colleague. However, allegedly under pressure to 'hush up' the issue, the police initially registered a criminal case at the Civil Lines Police Station against ‘unidentified persons’.

Achakzai was elected to the provincial assembly from Killa Abdullah on PB-13.