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Fact finding committee set-up to probe assassination of Latif Afridi

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD:

Peshawar Police have set up a fact-finding committee to probe the
assassination of Abdul Latif Afridi, former President of the Supreme Court Bar
Association.

On Monday, Latif Afridi was shot dead in the Peshawar High Court Bar Room.

The CCPO Peshawar Muhammad Ijaz Khan issued the notification to establish
the committee.

According to the notification, “SSP/investigation Peshawar shall conduct a fact-finding
inquiry into the incident.”

The committee will probe various aspects of the murder of Latif Afridi and
gather facts including how the incident took place inside a secure location and
how an armed attacker entered the bar room with a weapon.

The committee will also come up with measures to tighten the security of the
PHC and bar room.

On Monday, an armed man assassinated Latif Afridi, former President of the Supreme
Court Bar Association in Peshawar. Afridi was sitting in the Peshawar high
court bar room when an armed man started indiscriminate firing on him and
injured him seriously.

Latif Afridi was rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

According to initial reports, six bullets hit the former president of the Supreme
Court Bar Association. He was shifted to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar,
where doctors declared him dead.

Afridi was a respected and senior lawyer and a leader of his fraternity.

Peshawar police have arrested Adnan Afridi, the killer of Latif Afridi from
the crime scene.

Meanwhile, police have recovered a card from the pocket of the alleged
killer, who claims to be a student of a law college.

How the killer entered the Peshawar High Court Bar Room with a weapon and
what was his motive behind the assassination of Latif Afridi? Police have a
probe to get details from the killer.

Peshawar Police SSP Kashif Aftab Abbasi said that police have apprehended
the suspect, identified as Adnan Sami Afridi. He used a handgun to kill Latif
Afridi in the bar room.

 

Javed Mahmood
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