Gazain Marri, son of the late Baloch nationalist leader, Khair Baksh Marri, has detained after arrival at Quetta airport on Friday morning.
Marri returned Pakistan after a self-imposed exile around 18 years ago.
Marri was taken into custody on his return to Quetta from UAE.
Marri is wanted in murder case of Justice Nawaz Marri and facilitating banned militant organisation Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA).
Justice Nawaz Marri, a Balochistan High Court judge, was shot dead in a targeted attack in Quetta on January 7, 2000.
A number of the Marri scion’s supporters had gathered at the airport to welcome their leader.
Mari was taken into custody when he was speaking to the media.
Mari’s legal counsel said they had already secured bail in the cases registered against Marri and his whereabouts are unknown at the moment.
Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti, while talking to local news channel “Geo News’ said Marri has been named in the FIR for Justice Nawaz’s murder. He said authorities will see in which other cases he is involved, and then proceed with the legal course of action.
Bugti said Marri was also involved in the “free Balochistan campaign’ while he was abroad, adding that his return is not a result of any ‘deal’.
In June this year, Marri had said he would face the cases registered against him on his return to the country.
“My hands are clean; I’ve nothing to do with BLA,” he said, adding, “I was wrongly booked in the murder case of Justice Nawaz Marri.” (PhotoNews / Geo News)