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Naqeebullah homicide case: Brother says Sindh authorities paving manner for Rao Anwar acquittal

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Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan, was amongst three others who have been accused of being terrorists and killed on January 13, 2018 on the orders of then Malir SSP Rao Anwar. Picture: Geo.television/ file
  • Naqeeb’s brother accuses Sindh govt of making an attempt to get Rao Anwar acquitted
  • Lawyer Jibran Nasir questions if the previous Malir SSP is above the legislation
  • Naqeebullah’s brother asks federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments to finish development of faculties named after Naqeebullah in his hometown in South Waziristan

KARACHI: The Sindh authorities is making an attempt to get former Malir SSP  Rao Anwar acquitted by turning witnesses in opposition to Anwar hostile within the Naqeebullah Mehsud homicide case, says the sufferer’s brother.

Alam Sher is the youthful brother of slain Naqebullah. He was addressing a press convention on the Karachi Press Membership on the demise anniversary of his brother. His lawyer Jibran Nasir and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNA Saifur Rehman have been with him.

Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan, was amongst three others who have been accused of being terrorists and killed on January 13, 2018 on the orders of then Malir SSP Rao Anwar, in what was later termed a faux encounter.

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The previous Malir SSP and round 20 of his subordinates have been charged with killing Naqeebullah and three different individuals, Sabir, Nazar Jan and Ishaq, in a faux encounter after dubbing them as ‘Taliban militants’.

Is Rao Anwar above the legislation, asks Jibran Nasir

Naqeebullah’s brother says witnesses in opposition to Anwar are turning hostile due to the involvement of the Sindh authorities and the prosecution, who need the discharge of Anwar within the high-profile case.

“The case was registered on behalf of the state, not from the family and if the charges were not proved in the court, the state will lose,” mentioned Sher’s lawyer Nasir.

The lawyer criticised the Nationwide Accountability Bureau for not entertaining the household’s software to look into the belongings of Anwar, saying that america and the UK had imposed journey restrictions on him for human rights abuses and in addition ordered the freezing of his belongings.

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As an alternative of being detained in a jail, he was confined for a short while within the consolation of his own residence and given the protocol of a federal minister, Nasir mentioned. 

“Maryam Nawaz, Syed Khurshid Shah, Shehbaz Sharif, etc. can go to jail but Anwar cannot,” he mentioned and requested if the previous Malir SSP was above the legislation.

‘Sindh authorities is silent’

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and provincial ministers haven’t mentioned a phrase in opposition to Anwar, who, in response to police’s personal file, had been concerned in 444 extrajudicial killings, Nasir mentioned.

“A police officer of the 17th grade [or above] can give permission to officers to open fire but it has been found in many cases that assistant sub-inspectors or personnel below them routinely open fire during encounters,” the lawyer mentioned.

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Naqeebullah’s brother demanded the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments full the development of faculties named after Naqeebullah in his hometown in South Waziristan.

“The government should honour its pledge and initiate practical work on the project which will help minimise the scale of grievances among the tribal people,” he mentioned. 

In March 2019, an anti-terrorism court docket (ATC) had framed prices on Anwar and others for the alleged homicide of Naqeebullah and implicating him in bogus instances.

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