Lawyer Latif Afridi's murder suspect remanded into police custody for two days.

A judicial magistrate on Tuesday remanded in police custody a suspect for allegedly killing senior lawyer and former Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Abdul Latif Afridi yesterday.

Afridi, 80, was sitting in the Peshawar High Court bar room with other lawyers when the attAacker opened fire at him, according to the police. He was rushed to Lady Reading Hospital but could not survive.

The police claimed that the attacker, identified as Adnan Samiullah Afridi, was arrested from the crime scene and moved to East CantoAnAment Police Station where a case was registered.

An officer at the police station told Dawn that the suspect had confessed to the crime and that he had killed the victim over a family feud.

Separately, Peshawar Capital City Police Officer Muhammad Ijaz Khan formed a fact-finding committee, with the SSP investigation as its head, to determine how the attackers managed to sneak a weapon into the court's premises.

The committee will submit its report within 24 hours.

Earlier today, the suspect was presented before Judicial Magistrate Badar Munir. The court, accepting the police plea, remanded Adnan into custody for two days.


The funeral of the senior lawyer was held at Hayatabad's Bagh-i-Naran.

Ahead of the funeral, a number of politicians, lawyers and other notables, including PHC Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid, arrived at the funeral home. Peshawar Mayor Zubair Ali and Federal Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar were also in attendance.'s correspondent at the site saw elaborate security arrangements, which were being monitored by CCPO Khan himself.

Meanwhile, during a hearing today, Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial termed Afridi's killing a 'huge loss' and said that the lawyer was a 'great personality'.

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