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Afghan officials hand over Tahir Dawar’s body to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Afghan authorities on Thursday handed over the body of slain SP Tahir Dawar to a jirga comprising tribal chieftains and MNA Mohsin Dawar at Torkham border point in Khyber district, ARY New reported.

Tahir Khan Dawar, who was kidnapped from Islamabad’s G-10/4 area on Oct 26, was murdered in Afghanistan and his tortured body was found in Dur Baba district of Nangarhar province on Wednesday.

The Afghan authorities handed over the body of the police officer to a jirga comprising tribal elders and MNA Mohsin Dawar. Subsequently, the jirga carrying the coffin of the slain cop draped in national flag left for Peshawar.

Earlier, the Afghan officials refused to hand over the mortal remains of the cop to a Pakistani delegation led by Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi who arrived at the Torkham Gate to receive his body.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered an immediate inquiry into the ‘shocking tragedy’ of the killing of Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar.

In his tweet, PM Khan said: “Have followed the shocking tragedy of the murder of SP Tahir Khan Dawar & ordered KP govt to coordinate with Islamabad police in holding an inquiry immediately. MOS Interior Shahryar Afridi has been tasked to oversee it with an urgency & present the report to me.”

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