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Saleem Shahzad case: SSP Rao Anwar appears before court

KARACHI: Senior Superintendent of Police Malir Rao Anwar appeared before the court in the case against the former Muttahida Qaumi Movement member Saleem Shehzad.

While recording his statement before the Additional District and Sessions judge, Rao Anwar remarked that the forensic report of weapons use in the cases is not available.

The judge responded to Rao’s statement by asking why the forensic of the weapons recovered from the suspect had not been conducted, to which he said that the practice is carried out in the cases registered in different districts.

On November 28, SSP Malir Rao Anwar had submitted a written apology to a local court over his continuous absence from the court proceedings.

Additional District and Sessions judge also expressed their anger over Malir SSP’s failure to follow court orders.

The judge added, “You will find it more convenient to appear before the court to record your statement from the prison than your house.”

However, Rao Anwar apologised to the court and said that he skipped the proceedings fearing an attack by Taliban.

He later submitted a written apology, which was accepted by the court.

Due to the continued absence of Rao Anwar, DSP Khalid and other personnel, the court had issued them a show-cause notice.

Three cases against Saleem Shehzad were registered at Landhi police station in 1992.

Saleem Shahzad to form new political party

Former senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader and aide of party founder, Saleem Shahzad announced his decision to form a new party and said he will contest next year’s elections from the city’s Orangi Town.

In an informal media talk outside City Court, Shahzad said that he will also field candidates from various constituencies in the city.

The former MQM leader said that everyone is welcome to join his party, but added that no “China-cutters or target killers” would be allowed. He added that the party will comprise of educated people.

“There will be no dry-cleaning in our party either,” he added.

He said that the party will hold a rally on December 16 in Orangi.



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