PM Imran Khan called murder a "shocking" tragedy
According to the Islamabad police, Tahir Khan, the SP of Peshawar’s rural zone, was kidnapped from within the jurisdiction of Ramna police station.
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.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 15, 2018
Brutal murder of SP Tahir in Afg is highly condemnable. We have lost a brave police officer. His abduction, move to Afg, murder and follow up behaviour of Afg authorities raise questions which indicate involvement or resources more than a terrorist organisation in Afg. (1of2).— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) November 15, 2018
A curfew was imposed near the Torkham border with a heavy contingency of security waiting for the body to be handed over. His funeral prayers were offered at 8pm on Thursday at Police Lines, Peshawar.Angry reactionThe army's spokesperson, a senator and the Foreign Office all condemned the murder and criticized the way Afghanistan handled the matter.Pakistan’s Foreign Office said that the Afghan side delayed the return of SP Dawar’s mortal remains. The spokesman said that Afghan Charges d'Affaires was summoned to the FO twice on Wednesday and again on Thursday afternoon to register Pakistan’s protest. “It is hoped that the Afghan authorities will offer full cooperation in ascertaining the circumstances under which a Pakistani police officer was found killed in Afghanistan.”Meanwhile, on the floor of the Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman expressed amazement that more answers had not been forthcoming in an incident of such magnitude.To discuss the matter a meeting has been called by PM Imran Khan on Friday at 3pm. Ahmeduddin, the brother of the martyred SP, remarked that Dawar has sacrificed his life for the country. “We request the government that those who martyred him should be taken to task,” he said.
While investigations by Pakistani authorities are in process, we reiterate that Afgan security forces to cooperate in border fencing and bilateral border security coordination to deny use of Afghan territory against Pakistan. (2of2).— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) November 15, 2018