MPA submits resolution to suspend SSP Rao Anwar for allegedly killing Naqeeb Shah

On January, a Karachi encounter took place in Karachi under the supervision of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar during which four members of banned outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed.

News, however, has surfaced that among the killed was 27-year-old Naqeeb Mashud from Waziristan, resident of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

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Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Khurram Sher Zaman said, “I will be a raising voice for Naqeeb in today’s Sindh Assembly session,” claiming that encounter specialist Rao Anwar was the one who shot and ultimately killed Naqeeb.

SSP Anwar said that those gunned down in the encounter were members of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban (Pakistan), and had been involved in various criminal activities, including target killing and incidents related to terrorism.

“I couldn’t sleep all night because I couldn’t get Naqeeb out of my mind. It’s really sad to see how our law enforcement agencies treat citizens. These fake encounters must end. We demand justice for Naqeeb,” he added.

The MPA submitted a resolution in the assembly which reads, “The House strongly condemns the extrajudicial murder of Naqeeb Shah by the Sindh police. The house demands the formation of a judicial commission to investigate the murder and the suspension of SSP Rao Anwar until the inquiry reports its findings.”


Fawad Chaudhry, spokesperson for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has also condemned the attack saying, “we demand immediate judicial inquiry in to the matter, fake encounters have become a matter of routine in Punjab and Sindh.”

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On January 13, four terrorists were gunned down in an encounter with the police near Shah Latif Town in Karachi.

According to Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar, police officials raided a house near Shah Latif Town after receiving a tip-off from intelligence agencies regarding their presence in the area.

The terrorists opened fire on law enforcement officers upon seeing them and were killed in the shootout which followed.

The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility for the attack

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