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SC rejects Rao Anwar’s plea for removal of name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday turned down a petition filed by Rao Anwar, the prime accused in the Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case, seeking removal of his name from the Exit Control List (ECL), ARY News reported.  Anwar, who retired from police service on Jan 1, is facing trial for allegedly killing four men, including South Waziristan youngster Naqeebullah Mehsud, in a fake encounter last year. A bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar rejected the former cop’s plea.…

SHC hears plea seeking revocation of Rao Anwar’s bail

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday heard a petition filed by the father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a Waziristan native who was killed in a staged encounter in Karachi earlier this year, seeks revocation of bail of former Malir SSP Rao Anwar and then DSP Qamar Ahmed Shaikh. A division bench headed by SHC Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Shaikh heard the case. The bench issued notice to DSP Qamar Ahmed Shaikh over not appearing before the trial court in the case hearing. The counsel of the petitioner informed the court…

SHC approves transfer of cases against Rao Anwar to another court

KARACHI: Sindh High Court on Monday granted a petition seeking transfer of two cases against former SSP Rao Anwar to another court. A bench of the high court heard a plea filed by the father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, who was killed in extrajudicial killing in Karachi. Petitioner's counsel Faisal Siddiqui in his arguments on the petition before the court said that the Anti-Terrorism Court II could not be trusted. He said the court gave extraordinary concessions to Rao Anwar and other accused. The accused were released…

Rickshaw driver dies during alleged police encounter in Karachi

KARACHI: A senior citizen was killed during an exchange of fire between armed robbers and police in New Karachi area of the city, ARY News reported. According to the law enforcement agency, a police team spotted four robbers snatching valuables from people in New Karachi area and arrested one of them. Upon the arrest of their accomplice, the other criminals opened fire upon the police. In the ensuing encounter, a rickshaw driver named Nafees Khan Baloch was killed. New Karachi police say the rickshaw driver died…

Naqeebullah murder case: Ex-SSP Malir Rao Anwar released on bail

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday issued release orders for former Malir Senior Superintendent Police Rao Anwar after he was granted bail in cases registered in connection with the alleged extrajudicial killing of Pashtun youth Naqeebullah Mehsud, ARY News reported. The ATC on Friday granted him bail in placement of pistols and hand grenades on victims' bodies in the alleged fake encounter. On July 10, he was granted bail in Naqeebullah murder case when the court said he was not present at the time of…

Rao Anwar gets bail in Naqeebullah murder case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday granted bail to suspended senior cop Rao Anwar in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case. The court also directed him to pay Rs1 million in surety bonds. Charges were framed against Anwar for killing Mehsud, a local shopkeeper and aspiring model, and three others in a staged encounter earlier this year Rao Anwar is facing another case regarding possession of explosives and illegal weapons. The court is yet to decide his bail appeal in this case. How Rao Anwar got exposed in fake…

Rao Anwar sub-jail hearing postponed until 11th July by SHC

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) postponed Rao Anwar sub-jail hearing until July 11, the reason behind delay is non appearance of Ex Malir SSP’s counsel in the court. The family members of late Naqeebullah Mehsud were furious about provincial government's decision to declare Anwar’s house as a sub-jail, therefore had filed the case against this decision. In yesterday's hearing, Jail Superintendent Hasan Suhatto submitted an affidavit before the court which provided details that Anwar’s residence had been declared as…