• Tuesday, August 21, 2018

SC grants Rao Anwar protective bail, orders former SSP to appear in court on Friday

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  1. Maarkhoor

    Maarkhoor BANNED

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    The Supreme Court on Tuesday, during the hearing of the Naqeebullah Mehsud extra-judicial killing case, granted protective bail to Rao Anwar and asked the former Malir senior superintendent police (SSP) to appear in court on Friday.

    The case was being heard by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar at the Islamabad registry.

    Earlier, the SC had given ten days for the Sindh police to arrest the accused; however, no breakthrough was made with regards to his arrest, although some other police officials allegedly involved in the staged encounter have been arrested.

    While questioning Sindh Inspector General (IG) A.D. Khowaja on Tuesday about efforts undertaken to arrest Anwar, Justice Nisar produced a letter in court which bore the police officer's signature.

    Editorial: Naqeebullah sit-in had a much greater grievance than bringing Rao Anwar to account

    Naqeebullah, a native of South Waziristan residing in Karachi's Sohrab Goth area, was among the four killed in an "encounter" days after allegedly being picked up from a tea stall near the area. Following an uproar over social media, Rao Anwar had insisted all four killed were terrorists.

    A high-level police inquiry into the matter, however, outright rejected Anwar's claims and declared Naqeeb innocent.

    The demand for the arrest of Naqeeb's killers eventually transformed into a movement for rights of citizens of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), with protest in Islamabad ending with assurances from the prime minister to take up the protesters' demands at relevant forums.
    https://www.dawn.com/news/1389168/s...rders-former-ssp-to-appear-in-court-on-friday
     
  2. El_Swordsmen

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    GREAT ... just bring him to Pakistan somehow ... he has a lot secrets to tell !!