Naqeebullah case: SC sets next hearing on Sep 27


The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Thursday set the date of next hearing in Naqeebullah Mehsud case on September 27.

The case will be heard by a three-member bench of the top court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar.

Notices were issued to the respondents including the attorney general, Sindh Advocate General Salman Talibuddin, and Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kaleem Imam.

Earlier this year, shopkeeper and aspiring model Naqeebullah Mehsud and three others were shot dead in a police encounter.

The police officer and his team were put behind bars when the deceased’s family protested against the extrajudicial killing.

However, later, an anti-terrorism court of Karachi granted bail to the prime accused, former SSP Rao Anwar, after charges against him were not proved.