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Pakistani legislator in SUV runs over constable

CCTV footage of the gruesome incident on Tuesday has been widely shared on social media by Pakistanis.

world Updated: Jun 23, 2017 19:35 IST
Imtiaz Ahmad
File photo of Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai, a member of the assembly of Pakistan’s Balochistan province.
File photo of Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai, a member of the assembly of Pakistan’s Balochistan province.(Courtesy Balochistan Assembly)

A traffic police constable was killed in Quetta city of southwest Pakistan when a provincial lawmaker ran him over while driving a SUV in an apparent state of intoxication.

CCTV footage of the gruesome incident on Tuesday has been widely shared on social media by Pakistanis. There was no other car in front of the SUV of Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai, a member of the Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), and constable Haji Atta Ullah was clearly visible.

The footage shows Achakzai’s SUV hitting the constable and ramming him into another vehicle at Shaheed Faraz Sunbel Chowk in the capital of Balochistan province.

Watch | Pakistani provincial lawmaker’s SUV runs over traffic constable

“The injured constable was taken to Civil Hospital but succumbed to injuries while on the way to the trauma centre,” police official Nazeer Kurd told the media.

Kurd added: “Achakzai was driving the vehicle himself and we are investigating the incident.” However, police have lodged a case against unknown persons.

Achakzai is also the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of the Balochistan assembly.