Sindh

JI chief threatens ‘grand rally’ in Karachi if concrete steps not taken in Naqeebullah case

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq threatened on Sunday the Sindh government with a grand rally on January 31 “comprising all ethnicities in the city” if concrete steps are not taken to ensure justice in the Naqeebullah killing case.
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 the 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 of the Supreme Court.
“We won’t accept any reports if a judicial commission is not formed,” 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 officer is a murderer.