The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has constituted a committee to probe the escape of MPA Faisal Zaman from MPA Hostel in Peshawar which had been declared as sub-jail for him by police.
Talking to media men Special Assistant to Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Information, Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif said that MPA Faisal Zaman was arrested in a murder case and he had been brought to Peshawar to attended the assembly session on production order.
“Police declared the MPA Hostel as sub-jail and the accused was kept there. He had to be shifted to Abbotabad Prison but he escaped from the hostel on Friday,” he said.
The issue was highlighted after videos of his escape made rounds on social media, causing a public outcry.
“Police has registered an FIR in the case and we are trying out level best to arrest the accused. An alert has been issued to the FIA and the government has formed a high-level committee which has started working today. The basic aim of the committee is to fix responsibility,” he said.
Saif said that FIA has been put on alert in order to prevent the escape of the accused out of Pakistan and every effort was being made to arrest him.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 24th, 2022..
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