IGP Sindh orders inquiry into Naqeebullah killing


Karachi, Jan. 18 (TNS): Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh, AD Khawaja on Thursday ordered the formation of a three-member committee to probe the suspected extrajudicial killing of Naseemullah alias Naqeebullah, a 27-year-old boy from South Waziristan.

Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had directed Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal to conduct an inquiry into the suspected encounter.

SSP Malir Rao Anwar in a media talk had claimed to have shot down four terrorists, including Naqeebullah, allegedly affiliated with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, in a police encounter at Shah Latif town on January 13.

However, acquaintances and relatives of the deceased dispute the claim and term the incident an extrajudicial murder.