Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik, MNA Nabeel Gabol and SSP Chaudhry Aslam are responsible for plotting a fake encounter and killing my nephew, alleged Bilqees Khanum, who is the aunt of Sakhiullah – a suspected Lyari gangster who was killed on April 1.
“I want justice,” she said while speaking at a press conference at Karachi Press Club on Tuesday. “We are not provided employment or education but the bodies of our young men,” she added in a politicised statement.
She demanded that SSP Aslam should be arrested for killing her nephew on orders from the minister. Khanum said that her nephew was just 26 years old and was having breakfast at a hotel when the incident took place.
“I wanted him to become a policeman but they killed him,” she said. “I am not the only one who will stand up for him. All the mothers in Lyari who lost their sons will fight with me for justice.”
Sakhiullah alias Saqib alias Shafi Baloch moved in with his aunt after his parents passed away nearly 15 years ago. She said that he was unemployed but had worked as a labourer. She added that nine people were killed and 28 others were injured in the police operation on April 2. “They kill our children and call them gangsters,” she said. “Are all of us gangsters?”
According to Khanum, she had gone to the Kalakot police station and had registered a FIR against Gabol and Aslam. The case should be lodged in three days.
However, the police claim that they were unable to register a case against Malik, Gabol and SSP Aslam despite orders from the Sindh High Court over Saqib’s murder.
According to the SHO at the Chakiwara police station, Aslam Gujjar, the SHC had ordered the police to register a FIR against Gabol and Khan on her complaint if it surfaced that a cognisable offence had been committed. The medical reports said that Saqib was shot multiple times and the body was taken to a hospital three hours after he was killed.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 12th, 2012.
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