Karachi: Police have under arrested the murderer of a Pakistani Christian politician who was shot dead in the disturbed Balochistan province.
Handry Masih, a member of the Balochistan assembly, was executed by his private bodyguard in the outskirts of provincial capital Quetta.
Jan Muhammad Buledi, spokesman for the Balochistan government, told, police had arrested the guard named Ghullam Mohyuddin after a series of raids from the suburbs of the city.
He further added, “He was produced before a judicial magistrate today by the police who have been given a six-day remand.”
Mohyuddin, who was working for Masih for a number of years, opened fire on him outside his residence. And Masih later died of his injuries in hospital.
Balochistan Chief Minister, Abdul Malik Baloch, provincial ministers, lawmakers and many members of the Christian community attended his the funeral.
“We will not spare the murderer of Handry Masih,” the chief minister said.
Masih was an energetic leader of the National Party, a Baloch nationalist group presently ruling Balochistan. In near past 2011, Punjab Governor, Salman Taseer, was also shot dead by his own security guard after he spoke out against the controversial blasphemy law.
In contrast, a police source sold Mohyuddin killed Masih as he had some private quarrel with Masih’s nephew and both had a fight outside the house of the politician.
“The bodyguard opened fire on the nephew as Masih came out of his home to stop him. He was hit in the neck and died on the way to hospital,” he told