Suspended SSP Rao Anwar retires after 37 years of police service
KARACHI - Suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar has retired after 37 years of service in the police department.
Rao Anwar had joined Sindh police department as Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) in 1982 and was serving as Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir since killing of Naqeebullah in January 2018.
Anwar is accused of killing Waziristan native Naqeebullah Mehsud in a fake encounter. He is currently out on bail in the murder case.
Rao Anwar was known as the "encounter specialist" of the Sindh Police. From 1992 to 1999, Rao Anwar played a main role in the operations against the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) in Karachi.
When the Pakistan Peoples’ Party came into power in 2008, Rao Anwar returned to Karachi. He was promoted from inspector to deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and then to superintendent of police (SP) within a short space of time in 2008.