Latif Afridi, a former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association, was assassinated at the Peshawar High Court after being shot six times (PHC).
The senior attorney was transported to the Peshawar Lady Reading Hospital, where staff reported that he had passed away already. The hospital administration also stated that six bullets struck Afridi.
The attacker, according to the police, is in their possession. He was confirmed as Adnan.
The authorities are looking into how the shooter entered the high court building despite the security.
According to Senior Superintendent of Police Kashif Abbassi, Afridi was being shot at while he was seated in the PHC bar room with other attorneys.
The officer declared, “The accused, named Adnan Afridi, has been taken into custody,” adding that the attacker’s little weapon, identity card, and law licence have all been found.
The police officer said that they are investigating the high court’s security measures and that if any flaws were discovered, appropriate action would be taken.
It is important to note that the PHC bar room is situated on the high court’s grounds. At the PHC’s entrance, strict security is frequently in place, and entry is only permitted with proper identification.
It should be remembered that Latif Afridi was recently exonerated in the killings of Judge Aftab Afridi of the Swat Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) and his three family members. He was detained with nine others in the judge’s murder case.
According to sources, Aftab Afridi’s automobile was ambushed by unidentified gunmen near the Ambar Interchange in April 2021 while he, his wife, a 1-and-a-half-year-old grandchild, and daughter-in-law were travelling to Islamabad from Peshawar via Swabi.
Latif, the then-president of the SCBA, had, however, denied any role in the incident and said that both he and his son had been wrongfully accused. He had also promised the authorities that he would work closely with the appropriate authorities.