Bilawal, Asfandyar condemn murder of police officer SP Tahir


KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Awami National Party (ANP) Central President Asfandyar Wali Khan condemned the brutal murder of police officer SP Tahir Dawar in Afghanistan.

“It is shocking that one of our top police officials is kidnapped from Islamabad and shifted to Afghanistan without being noticed,” said Bilawal. He questioned why the government had not put security on high alert as soon as news of SP Dawar’s kidnapping was confirmed.

He said, “The way this government has dealt with the entire matter is unconvincing and a lot remains to be answered.”

The PPP chairman said that the PTI government must raise this issue at the highest level with their Afghan counterparts. Instead of blaming the safe city project and CCTV cameras, PPP chairman asked the government to find out exactly why Dawar’s kidnapping was not made into a top priority issue.

He offered his condolences to Dawar’s bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul. “These surely are testing times for the family and the whole nation shares in their grief,” he said.


Asfandyar called for a thorough inquiry into the abduction of slain SP.

In a press statement, the ANP chief said there should be investigation and probe of the incident.

He said the abduction and assassination of SP Tahir Khan Dawar has raised some questions and added additional measures should be taken to ensure safety of officials and people.

Asfandyar said Pashtuns rendered sacrifices for ensuring equal treatment to other communities and for making the country peaceful.