KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq on Sunday threatened the Sindh government with a grand rally on January 31st “comprising all ethnicities in the city” if concrete steps are not taken within 10 days to ensure justice in Naqeebullah’s killing.
Naqeebullah was among four suspected terrorists killed in an ‘exchange of fire’ with a police team headed by former Malir SSP Rao Anwar on January 13 in Shah Latif Town. However, his family later stated that Naqeebullah was innocent and gunned down in a fake encounter.
Addressing media here, Siraj also demanded a judicial commission be formed to probe the case, the report of which would be submitted to the chief justice. We won’t accept any reports if a judicial commission is not formed, he said.
“Anwar’s removal is not enough, we want to see him court,” he said.
The JI chief emphasised that the issue does not pertain to only a particular community but is the result of indiscriminate police brutality against the city’s residents.
He severely criticised Anwar and said every resident of Karachi says the police official is a murderer.
“Extrajudicial killings are Rao Anwar’s specialty,” he said, demanding the chief minister Sindh and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to take action against him.
Anwar was removed from his post while six other police officials were suspended on the after the probe committee formed over the extrajudicial killing found the 27-year-old Naqeebullah to be innocent.
Commenting today on the progress of the committee formed to probe the killing, Additional Inspector-General (AIG) of Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Sanaullah Abbasi said the committee will have regular sessions and will show progress too.-Web Desk