QUETTA: Former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association and renowned human rights activist Asma Jahangir said on Thursday that she would defend Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) Chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai in a court of law if a petition was filed against him for his criticism of intelligence agencies in the wake of the Quetta suicide attack earlier this week.
She said this while talking to journalists at the Balochistan High Court where she had gone to offer condolences to the lawyers’ community. She said that Achakzai was being called a traitor for speaking the truth. She added that other lawyers would also appear before the court if a petition was filed against him.
She said “We have been receiving threats and today again the militants struck in Quetta, detonating a bomb that could have hit a judge of the Federal Shariat Court, which indicates we are still the target.” She added that the anti-terror operation should start from the grass-root level to wipe out the menace of terrorism.