Naqeebullah criminal record submitted before inquiry committee


KARACHI- Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Rao Anwaar has submitted the ‘criminal record’ of Naqeebulla, an alleged terrorist killed in the police encounter on January 12, before the inquiry committee. The inquiry committee was formed to investigate the controversial killing of the deceased.

SSP Malir Rao Anwar appeared before a three-member committee, comprising Additional IG CTD Sanaullah Abbasi, DIG East Sultan Khawaja, and DIG South Azad Khan. The committee was set up after PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari ordered Sindh law minister to launch an investigation into the case.

Anwar, in a media talk on January 13, had claimed to have shot dead four alleged terrorists in a police encounter at Shah Latif Town. However, his claim got disputed after Naqeeb’s family alleged that he was abducted on January 3 from Sohrab Goth and then was killed in a fake encounter.

Social media reacts to Naqeeb’s death

After the news emerged of Naqeeb’s death, a large number of people started posting condolences on social media. Many social media users have accused SSP Anwar of staging fake encounters for personal benefits.

Gibran Peshimam, another social media user, has shared, “Tales of police extorting Pashtun families who move to Karachi to live a better and safer life have been rampant the last few years. Pay up, or you’re Taliban. One officer is particularly notorious. The case of #NaqeebMehsud cries for justice – for him and those before him.”

Another Twitter user, Suleman Khan, has asked CJP to take suo moto action.

Protests in Karachi

Student groups, political parties and social activist from all the walks of life are protesting against Naqeeb’s killing in Karachi today.