Latif Afridi's killer remanded in police custody.

PESHAWAR -- The alleged killer of senior lawyer Abdul Latif Afridi was remanded into police custody on Tuesday as the victim was laid to rest in his native village Mera Masho Gagar.

The alleged assailant, Adnan SamiulAlah Afridi, who was arrested immediately after the attack, was remanded for two days by Judicial Magistrate Badar Munir.

He was presented before the judge at the Judicial Complex amid strict security. The judge was informed that the accused has confessed to killing Mr Afridi over a family feud.

The investigation team pleaded for further custody to determine if this was an isolated act by the killer or if he was facilitated by anyone.

The court granted two-day physical custody and directed the police to present the accused on Jan 19.

Mr Afridi's funeral was held at Bagh-i-Naran in Peshawar's Hayatabad Township.

The gathering was attended by a large number of people from different walks of life including judges, politicians, lawyers, tribal leaders, civil society activists, etc.

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Later his coffin was taken to his village on Kohat Road where he was buried amid moving tributes.

Addressing the funeral gathering, Federal Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was personally looking into the attack and directed him to meet the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on the issue.

Mr Tarar said PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif, who had personal ties with the deceased, also gave similar instructions.

'Latif Lala was not only a leader of Pashtuns but of all those aspiring for rule of law, supremacy of the ConstiAtuAtion and democracy,' the law minister said.

Mr Afridi's son, Danish Khan Afridi, said his father was innocent and killed for no reason.

He regretted that senior lawyers were not safe even inside the courts.

Apart from Mr Tarar, the funeral was addressed by Awami National Party leaders Ghulam Ahmad Bilour and Mian Iftikhar Hussain, former senator Afrasiab Khattak, Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai, MNA and National DemoAcratic Movement (NDM) chief Mohsin Dawar, Jamaat-i-Islami MPA Inayatullah Khan, Qaumi Watan Party's provincial chief Sikander Hayat Sherpao, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Abid Saqi, SCBA ex-president Ahsan Bhoon, Gilgit-Baltistan Awami Workers Party president Baba Jan, Pashtun Tahafuz...

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