QUETTA - An anti-terrorism court on Thursday approved Balochistan Assembly member Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai’s bail application in a traffic police official’s killing case against surety bond of Rs O.5 million.

The lawmaker was brought to the anti-terrorism court amid tight security. ATC judge Dawood Khan Nasar approved the bail plea of the Pashtoonkhwa Mili Awami Party MPA accused of crushing a traffic police official to death.

Traffic police official, Haji Ataullah, was killed by the speeding vehicle of the MPA at GPO Chowk in June. The police initially registered a criminal case and detained the lawmaker at his residence on June 23.

Later, the police also lodged kidnapping for ransom and vehicle-tampering cases against the lawmakers. He was, however, acquitted of these charges. The ATC judge granted bail to Majeed Khan in the traffic official’s killing case against surety bond of Rs 500,000 and adjourned hearing until January 8.

Majeed Khan Achakzai would be set free on Friday (today).  After hearing the judgment, PkMAP activists chanted slogans outside the court premises. Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai was elected an MPA from on PB-13, Qilla Abdullah. He is also the provincial public accounts committee chairman and has earned a good reputation by exposing mega corruption scandals in the province.