Baloch leader Gazain Marri gets bail in another murder case


QUETTA: Sept 29 (TNS):   An anti-terrorism court in Sibi on Friday granted bail to Nawabzada Gazain Marri, the son of late Baloch politician Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, in a murder case registered against him in 2004 at Manjara levies station Kohlu.

Judge Muhammad Rafique approved the bail for Marri against a surety bond of Rs400,000 and ordered his release if he was not required in any other case.

A murder case was registered against Marri in 2004 at Manjara levies station Kohlu after a landmine blast in Kohlu’s Mavand tehsil in June 2004 had killed civilians.

Earlier on Sept 25, a district and sessions court had granted bail to him in a case related to the murder of Justice Nawaz Marri.

Marri was arrested moments after he landed at Quetta airport after his arrival from UAE, ending his self-imposed exile spanning 18 years.

The court had granted him bail against a surety bond worth Rs one million and ordered his release if he was not required in any other case.

Justice Nawaz Marri, a Balochistan High Court judge, was shot dead in a targeted attack on January 7, 2000, in Zarghoon road area of Quetta. Gazain Marri, Hyrbayar Marri and others were nominated in the murder case.

It merits mentioning here that Mr. Marri had served as the home minister of Balochistan and left for Dubai soon after a military operation was launched in the province against anti-state elements.

Earlier this year, Marri had announced that he would return to the country after the month of Ramzan. “Neither I had any affiliation with any proscribed outfit nor favored the politics of violence,” he had told media in Dubai.