Rao Anwar's aide, former DSP Qamar Ahmed, arrested in Karachi

Ahmed is one of the two officials, believed to be close to Rao Anwar, who were summoned for questioning


Faraz Khan February 19, 2018
Former Malir SSP Rao Anwar and Naqeebullah Mehsud. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Police have arrested a close aide of former SSP Rao Anwar, ex DSP Qamar Zaman, days after the extrajudicial killing of Waziristan youth Naqeebullah in Karachi.

Police sources said a team headed by Additional IG Sindh Aftab Pathan summoned former Malir Investigations SP Malik Altaf Sarwar and DSP Qamar Ahmed to question them on Naqeeb's death.

Subsequently, the team detained DSP Qamar as he failed to satisfy the interrogators. However, the SP was allowed to leave, on the condition that he would provide details of each and every police encounter during Anwar's tenure.

Three more arrests made in Naqeebullah murder case

SP Sarwar and DSP Qamar are considered closed to SSP Anwar and have remained posted to Malir for a lengthy amount of time.

Police have also detained a constable, identified as Guddu. Investigators had arrested at least nine cops in connection with the fake encounter.

With these three latest arrests, the number of arrests made in connection with the Naqeebullah killing has risen to 11.

Naqeebullah’s killing sparked countrywide protests last month, which still continue in parts of the country, particularly outside the Islamabad Press Club where hundreds of people belonging to various Pashtun communities are staging sit-ins.

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