PESHAWAR: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday framed charges against Ibrahim Shah, the prime suspect in the murder of Alamzeb Khattak, the brother of Karak rape victim Uzma Ayub. The case was heard by ATC Judge Ibrahim Khan. Khattak was shot dead on December 9, 2011, while escorting his sister to a court hearing for an alleged gang rape case in Karak. The case was later registered by Khattak’s brother Zafran at the Takhte Nusrati police station. Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Hakim Khan along with Javed Shah, Rehmat Shah and Abdul Waheed were also accused in the case and arrested. Peshawar High Court judge Justice Miftahuddin Khan accepted their bail request on April 22, 2012. Ibrahim’s bail request was, however, declined and he was arrested on December 12 on court premises.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 9th, 2013.