Slain Naqeebullah Mehsud’s father passes away awaiting justice for his son

RAWALPINDI: Slain South Waziristan youth Naqeebullah Mehsud’s father, Muhammad Khan, on Monday passed away at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Rawalpindi after a long battle with cancer; as the murder case of his son remains unresolved.

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Khan was admitted to CMH Rawalpindi seven months ago and the body of the deceased will be sent to Waziristan later in the day.

Khan was supported by not only his son’s peers but also political leaders, government officials and rights activists ever since the extra-judicial killing of his son by “encounter specialist” of the Sindh, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar.

On January 13 last year, Mehsud was killed in a fake encounter carried out by a police team headed by then Malir SSP Anwar in Karachi. On January 17, his body was handed over to his relatives at the Chhipa Welfare Association morgue in the metropolis.

The fake encounter had ignited countrywide protests against extrajudicial killings in the country and to bring Anwar to justice.

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