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PM assures tribesmen to arrest Naqeebullah Mehsud’s killers

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of tribal elders on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and demanded justice for Naqeeebullah Mehsud who was killed in an alleged police encounter in Karachi.

Governor Khyber Paktunkhwa Iqbal Zaffar Jhagra, Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Tariq Fazal Chaudhary, and Advisor to Prime Minister Amir Muqam was also present on the occasion.

The Mehsud tribesmen also apprised the prime minister of the problems faced by the tribes in Waziristan. They demanded to arrest the culprits behind the killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud.

PM Abbasi appreciated the role of the tribesmen in the war on terrorism. He said the entire nation recognises the sacrifices rendered by the tribesman. He said that all efforts will be made to swiftly rehabilitate internally displaced tribals.

He said that that the matter of Naqeebullah’s murder was not just a provincial matter but was the responsibility of state. He said that all available resources will be used to arrest the Naqeebullah’s killers.

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PM Abbasi announced that the federal government will open a college in Waziristan in the name of Naqeebullah. The tribal elders thanked the prime minister for his assurances to solve Naqeeb Mehsud’s killing.

Naqeebullah Mehsud, a South Waziristan resident, was killed an staged encounter led by then SSP Malir Rao Anwar. Protests against his killing started in Karachi and ultimately moved to Islamabad.

The protests turned into a movement for rights of people of FATA. Law-enforcement agencies are unable to to apprehend Rao Anwar even though the matter has been taken by the Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, hundreds of people from the tribal areas have gathered in Islamabad, demanding the arrest Rao Anwar who has been accused of killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud in a staged encounter in Karachi.

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