Naqeebullah case: Pashtun jirga announces to hold public rallies against Rao Anwar

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The Pashtun Qaumi Jirga on Friday announced to hold public rallies on Sunday (the day after tomorrow) across Karachi against former Malir SSP Rao Anwar and his aides for conducting fake encounters and killing Naqeebullah Mehsud.

The decision to hold the rallies came during a meeting held in Sohrab Goth, in which a large number of senior jirga representatives including Haji Karam Ali Khan, Haji Gul, Haji Mehmood Khan Mehsud and Shamsur Rehman as well as representatives from the various Pashtun communities and civil societies also participated.

The leaders said participants of the rallies would reach KPC club at 3 pm where they will stage a protest against SSP Anwar and his team.

Apart from the intended rallies, the jirga members also decided that a protest would be done outside the Karachi Press Club (KPC).

“Our demand is to treat SSP Anwar like a criminal and that the Sindh government and other organisations should stop supporting him,” the jirga members told the participants of the meeting.

“We will continue to stage protests and hold public rallies if our demands are not met or the promises made by the government and law enforcement agencies regarding justice are not fulfilled,” they warned.

The jirga was constituted by Mehsud tribesmen in Karachi in the wake the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah and three others in an encounter on January 13 in Shah Latif Town.

A five-member joint investigation team headed by Sindh Additional Inspector General Aftab Pathan is investigating the extrajudicial killing while SSP Anwar is still has been in JIT officials’ custody ever since he surrendered himself at the Supreme Court about two weeks ago.

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