PTI MPA Faisal Zaman flees from police custody in Peshawar
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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Faisal Zaman, who was in police custody on murder charges, managed to flee from an MPAs hostel in Peshawar late Friday night, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.
Police said that a case had been registered against five policemen who were on duty at that time and hunt had been launched for the absconding MPA.
Faisal Zaman was shifted to MPAs Hostel on production orders. The hostel was declared a sub-jail on March 31.
Faisal Zaman was elected a member of the KP assembly independently and joined PTI afterwards. Faisal Zaman had been an accused in the murder case of another Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Malik Tahir Iqbal.
Faisal Zaman was arrested after the anti-terrorism court cancelled his bail in the murder case of Tahir Iqbal who was killed in Haripur district a few months back.
Tahir Iqbal and his driver Sardar Gul Nawaz were shot dead by unidentified gunmen on September 14, 2020, in Kotera village of Ghazi tehsil in Haripur.
Reporter: Syed Azmat Ali Shah