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Sindh govt seeks help from provinces for arrest of absconder Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Sindh Home Department and Police have sought assistance from authorities in other provinces of the country to make their efforts in arrest of under-fire cop Rao Anwar amidst the court orders to arrest him within three days. According to sources, Sindh government has asked the Inspector General of Police (IGPs), Railways and Airport officials of three provinces in writing to help the provincial government in making arrest of Anwar, who has recently went in hiding. The passport and CNIC copies of the suspended…

PTI chief demands immediate arrest of Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Saturday demanded immediate arrest of former Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar for his alleged involvement in scores of fake encounter killings in Karachi, ARY News reported. "The biggest problem of Karachi is its police. Had police been apolitical, Rangers would not have been required in the metropolis. The governments of Sindh and Punjab manipulate police for their personal gains," he said addressing a media conference outside airport upon…

Rao Anwar demands formation of JIT to probe extrajudicial killing of youth

KARACHI: Standing firm against all charges, suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar on Thursday demanded formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) comprising members of intelligence agencies to probe the ‘extrajudicial’ killing of 27-year-old Naqeebullah. In a statement issued to media, the beleaguered cop has once again termed charges again him as ‘baseless’. He said all the allegations have been levelled by officers holding a personal grudge against him. This was his first official statement after going underground.…

SC summons Rao Anwar to appear in person on January 26

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has summoned beleaguered police officer Rao Anwar to appear before it on January 26 (Saturday) in person as the top court will hear the suo motu cognizance pertaining to extrajudicial killing of 27-year-old Naqeebullah in Karachi, ARY News reported. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar had earlier taken the notice of killing on January 19, while directing the Inspector General (IG) Sindh Police to submit a detailed report on the matter within seven days. The slain…

‘Rao Anwar could be arrested over non-cooperation’, says SSP Investigation Malir

KARACHI: As suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar failed to show up today, SSP Investigation Malir Abid Qaimkhani said the arrest orders for the police officer could be issued over non-cooperation in the investigation of an ‘extrajudicial killing’ case. Talking to media persons here, Qaimkhani said the inquiry committee awaited Rao's appearance before it for a grilling session but he didn’t turn up, besides no contact could be established with the suspended officer. “The investigation body anticipates cooperation from all…

Sirajul Haq seeks harsh punishment for SSP Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Appearing discontented over departmental action against SSP Rao Anwar, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Amir Sirajul Haq on Sunday said the justice to the family of slain youth from South Waziristan couldn’t be done with mere transfers and suspensions orders. Addressing a press conference outside the residence of Naqeebullah here, the JI chief said the senior cop has been involved in numerous ‘fake’ encounters. “424 people have been killed in 118 encounters in Karachi over past few months,” he claimed. Calling upon the…

Who was Naqeeb Mehsud?

Naseemullah, better known as Naqeeb Mehsud, was recently killed along with three other men by  a police party under Malir Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Rao Anwar in an "encounter" in Karachi. Naqeeb, along with three other men were gunned down in an alleged police encounter near Shah Latif Town in Karachi and were termed militants belonging to the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The Malir SSP,  accused several time for staged encounters in the past,  says he has evidence Naqeeb was a terrorist but…

Five terrorists killed in encounter with police: Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Five suspected terrorists were killed in an encounter with police on Thursday during a raid at the hideout of suspects in Sachal area of the metropolis, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar  told media. According to SSP Rao Anwar, police and intelligence officials conducted the raid on an intelligence tip-off about presence of the terrorists in the area. “All five of the terrorists were killed in retaliatory firing after they opened fire on the raiding team,” SSP Malir said. The slain…