QUETTA: Police has arrested notorious smuggler Haji Abdul Sadiq Achakzai and his associates Tofan Khan and Ahmad Shah in connection with murder attempt on Deputy Collector Preventive Abdul Qudoos Sheikh.
Haji Abdul Sadiq Achakzai is said to be a very influential smugglers who has a well established network across the country. Deputy Collector Abdul Qudoos Sheikh was leading an anti-smuggling campaign and was committed to break the smuggling network.
Shipments of smuggled goods of these three persons were not stopped or even checked by Customs and other agencies, but Deputy Collector Abdul Qudoos Sheikh took no pressure and operated efficiently and seized several consignments of these three persons.
Deputy Collector Preventive Quetta Customs Dr. Abdul Qudoos Sheikh along with Inspector Ghulam Hussain Khoso, after carrying out a successful operation at Customs Check Post, were returning back to Quetta when they were intercepted by a Toyota Vitz and Toyota Hilux Vigo. Around ten masked people, armed with guns, jumped out of their vehicles and overpowered the inspector while others manhandled and assaulted the Deputy Collector with fists and AK-47 butt severely injuring him.
He was quite efficient against smuggling and was leading the anti-smuggling drive launched on the instructions of Advisor FTO Quetta.