Former PTI MPA seek political asylum in India

Former PTI MPA seek political asylum in India

Karachi: A former PTI MPA form Khyber Paktunkhwa has sought political asylum in India a year after being acquitted of murder charges.

"I was put behind bars for two years over alleged murder charges," he told Indian reporters.

Local media said he has moved to Ludhiana along with his family and requested Indian prime minister to grant him political asylum.

In April last year an Anti-Terrorism Court in Buner district acquitted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s minority Member Provincial Assembly Baldev Kumar in the murder case of lawmaker Soran Singh by giving him the benefit of doubt.

He was arrested in the murder case of PTI leader Soran Singh, who was killed on April 22, 2016 in Buner district.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) notified Baldev Kumar as MPA as his name was on top of the list of candidates submitted by the PTI for the reserved seats for minorities following Soran Singh’s killing.