HARIPUR: The family of PTI chief Malik Tahir Iqbal, who was killed in Ghazi tehsil on 13 September with friend Sardar Gul Nawaz, called PK-42 MPA Faisal Zaman and nine others for the double murder.
Malik Adeel Iqbal told Abbottabad civil judge Shahid Hameed that Faisal Zaman believed that his brother Malik Tahir was involved in the horse-trading charge of his ouster from the PTI as well as the question of his election over the accusation of a false degree.
The lawmaker said he had his brother murdered by Sher Zaman and others.
The suspect, Sher Zaman, has already reported on record that MPA Faisal Zaman had recruited him for the murder against the payment of Rs2 million. The counter-terrorism agency detained him.
Gul Nawaz’s brother, Sardar Gulfraz, also appeared before the court on Monday, alleging that the MPA and nine others were involved in the assassination.
In the meantime the police said they had not detained the lawmaker since he had secured transit bail until December 10 in the Islamabad High Court event.
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They said the MPA insisted on the bail petition that he was elected as an independent candidate in 2018 and was forced to join the governing PTI, but the PTI men conspired to implicate him in the murder case of Malik Tahir when he defied the pressure.