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Police forced me to record statement against Rao Anwar: prime witness

The police forced me to record a statement against Rao Anwar, stated the primary witness in the Naqeebullah murder case in a court hearing on Monday. Rao Anwar, a former police chief of Malir district, is the main accused in the case. According to the petitioners, he picked up Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old aspiring model…

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ATC orders judicial remand of Rao Anwar till May 2

KARACHI: A special court in Karachi ordered to send former SSP Malir Rao Anwar and co-accused Shakil Feroz on judicial remand till May 2 in a case regarding extrajudicial murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud. Both the accused were produced before the anti-terrorism court amid beefed up security on Friday. The police told the court that they…

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Naqeebullah murder: Jirga threatens to besiege Governor, CM houses

Reported by: Kamran Jalil KARACHI: The jirga gave the government an ultimatum to punish Rao Anwar and his associates complicit in the murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud otherwise they would besiege the Chief Minister House and Governor House.  Members of the grand jirga gathered outside the Karachi Press Club on Sunday where they protested against former…

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Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case: Investigation officer changed

KARACHI: Investigation officer probing Naqeebullah murder case has been changed, a notification in this regard has been issued Friday. SSP Malir Abid Qaimkhani has been replaced by SSP Investigation Central Dr. Rizwan as the new investigation officer, according to the notification. Rao Anwar, who is involved in the killing of Waziristan youth in fake encounter…

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Rao Anwar’s whereabouts will not be disclosed: IG Sindh

KARACHI: IG Sindh A.D Khawaja Tuesday opened up about progress in the case of extra-judicial killing against former SSP Malir Rao Anwar; however, he did not disclose whereabouts of the ex-officer. “Rao Anwar’s security is a concern for us and it’s very important; however, it’s not necessary to let media know about his whereabouts,” Khawaja…

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Rao Anwar remanded to police custody for one month

Rao Anwar was remanded to police custody until April 21 when he was presented before the court Rao Anwar is accused of killing Naqeebullah Mehsud and three others in a fake encounter. “I have come here with the hope of getting justice,” said Rao Anwar in the courtroom. The former Malir SSP was taken to…

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Present Rao Anwar now, anti-terrorism court orders investigation officer

Reporting by Irfanul Haq Present Rao Anwar right now, a court ordered the officer investigating the Naqeebullah murder case The hearing is taking place at an anti-terrorism court in Karachi. The former Malir SSP appeared before the Supreme Court yesterday, from where he was arrested. He was taken to Karachi last night. Rao Anwar is…

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Rao Anwar to be produced before ATC Karachi

Former Malir SSP Rao Anwar, who was arrested from Supreme Court yesterday, is expected to appear before the anti-terrorism court, Karachi in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case. Stringent security arrangements have been made at the ATC Clifton and Sindh High Court ahead of his arrival. According to police sources, the directives have been released to arrange…

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik on Rao Anwar’s arrest

Senior SAMAA anchorperson Nadeem Malik opines that Rao Anwar’s arrest and subsequent investigation may open a new Pandora box due to his suspected involvement in extra-judicial killings. “Police statement may land many political figures of the Sindh government in trouble. Some people argue that Rao Anwar worked for both politicians and powerful figures of the…

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Phone data suggests Rao Anwar was in contact with encounter team: Lawyer  

ISLAMABAD: A lawyer representing the father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, who was killed in a “staged encounter” in Karachi, said that evidence collected from Rao Anwar’s phone data suggests he was in contact with the encounter team. Mehsud, 23, a resident of Waziristan, was killed in a suspected police encounter at Malir in January this year….

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Rao Anwar arrested from Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: Former Malir SSP Rao Anwar will be taken to Karachi tonight after he was arrested from the Supreme Court. The apex court ordered his arrest after the absconding cop unexpectedly arrived during the hearing of Naqeebullah murder case on Wednesday. Naqeeb Mehsud, a youngster from South Waziristan, was killed in a “staged encounter” along with…

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Khursheed Shah reacts to Rao Anwar’s arrest

Opposition leader in National Assembly Khursheed Shah said the Supreme Court cannot directly award penalty to Rao Anwar, the main accused in Naqeebullah suo motu case. “Rao Anwar must have gone to the apex court in order to seek bail,” he said while talking to Samaa after the former Malir SSP was arrested from the…

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Probe to start right away, says Naqeeb JIT head

Aftab Pathan, the head of the JIT probing the Naqeebullah murder case, said that investigations against Rao Anwar will begin right away. “Investigations will be carried out based on the FIR,” he said while talking to Samaa after the Supreme Court ordered to arrest Rao Anwar from the courtroom. “There are four people named in…

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Until proven, Rao Anwar is not a criminal: Sindh IG

Until allegations are proven against him, Rao Anwar is an accused, not a criminal, said Sindh IG Allah Dino Khawaja shortly after the former Malir SSP’s arrest “Rao Anwar presented himself before the court,” he said. He will be shifted to Karachi by 7pm tonight, said the Sindh police chief. The former Malir SSP was…

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Supreme Court forms JIT in Naqeeb Mehsud murder case

Supreme Court formed a new Joint Investigation Team headed by Additional Inspector General of Sindh Police Aftab Pathan Wednesday. Hearing suo motu Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case, the apex court ordered to arrest Rao Anwar, the prime accused, who appeared unexpectedly before the court today, two months and eight days after the Waziristan youth was murdered…

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Naqeeb Mehsud’s father thanks Supreme Court over arrest of Rao Anwar

Haji Khan Muhammad, the father of Naqeebullah Mehsud thanked Supreme Court and hoped that it would give him justice in the case of his son’s extrajudicial murder. “20 million people of Pakistan stood by us for the cause,” Naqeeb’s father said while standing outside the premises of the apex court after the court ordered to…

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Cry for Rao Anwar’s arrest reaches Quetta

Reporting by Muhammad Atif The rally against Naqeebullah Mehsud’s murder reached Quetta Sunday Political leaders, residents and the family of Naqeebullah were present at the event. Pashtun Qaumi Grand Jirga organised the rally at Sadiq Shaheed Ground. Protesters reiterated their demand to arrest former Malir SSP Rao Anwar. They condemned the delay in his arrest….

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Naqeebullah murder suspects still at large

KARACHI: Sindh Police has not been able to arrest the prime suspects of Naqeebullah murder case. Eleven suspects of the case including former SSP Malir Rao Anwar, former SHO Shah Latif Town Aman Ullah Marwat, Sheikh Muhammad Shoaib, Syed Raees Abbas Zaidi and Riaz Ahmed are still at large. The police have arrested the gunman…

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Naqeebullah’s father demands Rao Anwar be arrested

Three hearings have taken place but Rao Anwar was not presented, said Haji Khan Muhammad, the father of Naqeebullah Mehsud Also read: Court orders police to arrest Rao Anwar Naqeebullah’s father appealed to law enforcement agencies on Tuesday that former Malir SSP Rao Anwar be presented before the court. He was addressing a press conference in…

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Court orders police to arrest Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Arrest warrants have been issued against Rao Anwar and 15 other police officer in the murder case of four persons. The court has ordered police to arrest Anwar and bring him in court on March 8. This is the first time that an anti-terror court has issued arrest warrants against the police officer. The…

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‘Naqeebullah, others were murdered for not paying Rs 1 million’

KARACHI: The Naqeebullah murder case took an important turn on Thursday when a suspect allegedly involved in the fake encounter claimed that Naqeebullah and three others were murdered as they were not able to pay Rs 1 million.  These shocking revelations were made by a police officer who turned state’s witness in the high profile…

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