‘Sindh Police protecting Rao Anwar’, Naqeebullah’s brother makes harrowing claims

Anwar was also blacklisted by the US for grave human rights abuses in December 2019.

Naqeebullah’s brother Alam Sher has claimed that the Sindh Police is safeguarding the former Malir SSP Rao Anwar and is helping him escape the penalty in the Naqeebulah Mehsud murder case. According to him, the department is doing this by putting pressure on the witnesses.

During a press conference, sitting alongside Jibran Nasir, Alam Sher alleged that the witnesses were becoming more hostile at the command of the Sindh government and the prosecution.

Jibran, who is his attorney, expressed his displeasure with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for not taking notice of an application filed by the victim’s family to investigate the assets of Rao Anwer.  “The US and UK have frozen his assets along with imposing travel restrictions on him due to human rights violations, but still NAB has refused to investigate the former police officer,” he stated.

Jibran also complained how instead of going to jail, Anwar was only limited to his home and also had the protocol of a Federal Minister. He enquired if influential politicians such as Maryam Nawaz, Shehbaz, and Nawaz Sharif can go to jail, why cannot Rao Anwar.

Mehsud along with three others was killed on 13 January 2019 in a supposed encounter carried out by then Malir SSP Rao Anwar. Mehsud’s body was then given to his relatives by the Chhipa Welfare Associated four days later.

The murders triggered countrywide riots against extra-judicial killing and called for Anwar to be penalized.

Following this, Anwar along with about 20 subordinates of his was charged with assassinating Naqeebullah. In the March of 2019, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) imposed charges on the SSP and others for the claimed murder of Naqeebullah.

Anwer was also blacklisted by the US for grave human rights abuses in December 2019. The individual is believed to have carried out fake police encounters in which he killed many innocent citizens including Naqeebullah.

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