Baloch HC orders release of former home minister Gazeen Marri

ANI | Updated: Oct 10, 2017 19:57 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Oct. 10 (ANI): The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Tuesday ordered to release Nawabzada Gazeen Marri, who had been detained under Section 3 of Maintenance of Public Order.

Gazeen Marri, Son of the late Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, was detained last month by the Quetta deputy commissioner after being granted bail in the Justice Nawaz Marri murder case by an anti-terrorism court in Sibbi.

Earlier, Gazeen was arrested upon his return to Pakistan from the United Arab Emirates after ending an 18 years self-imposed exile.

Dissatisfied with the reasons for Marri's detention, the court ordered Marri's release terming his detention "illegal." The divisional bench of BHC, comprising Justice Jamal Mandokhail and Justice Nazeer Ahmed Langove, gave orders to release Marri, the Dawn reported

He was earlier arrested by the personnel of law enforcing agencies (LEAs) as soon as he landed at the Quetta international Airport on September 22 to end his 18-year-long self-exile.

In 2006, he was arrested in the United Arab Emirates at the request of the Pakistan authorities, in connection with the murder of high court judge Nawaz. He was later tried in an anti-terrorist court in Pakistan.

He lived in self-exile since 2000, Gazeen is a younger brother of PML-N leader Nawab Jhangez Marri and elder brother of Hyarbyar Marri, the chief of the outlawed Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA), and Zamuran Marri, the chief of banned United Baluch Army (UBA). (ANI)