LANDI KOTAL, 28 August: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Sunday arrested Raja Muhammad Arshad, one of the prime accused in the murder case of Barrister Fahad Malik, nephew of former caretaker Prime Minister and ex Chairman Senate Muhammad Mian Soomro at Pak-Afghan Torkham border, official sources said.

An official of the political administration confided to TNN that the accused was taken into custody while trying to enter into Afghanistan through the Torkham border.

The official added that the accused Arshad, a resident of Rawalpindi, confessed during the preliminary investigation that he was trying to escape to Europe via Afghanistan as he had been put on the Exit Control List by the Pakistani authorities.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has announced Rs100,000 cash prize and certificate for the FIA personnel who arrested Raja Arshad.

It merits a mention here that Barrister Fahad Malik, a British-Pakistani citizen was killed in the federal capital allegedly by Raja Arshad and co-accused Nauman Khokhar after a petty clash.