Sindh

Naqeebullah case: Sindh govt not saving anyone, home minister

Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal said on Tuesday that the investigation committee probing the Naqeebullah killing case is going in the right direction.
Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan was among four suspected terrorists killed in an ‘exchange of fire’ with a police team led by Malir SSP Rao Anwar on January 13 in Shah Latif Town.
Speaking to journalists after meeting police officials to ascertain the developments in the respective Naqeebullah, Intezar and Maqsood killing cases, he reiterated that the provincial government is not trying to save anyone and neither will it.
“Having a contact with someone doesn’t mean that we have given him a licence to kill,” the home minister said, referring to reports of suspended SSP Anwar’s association with Pakistan Peoples Party supremo Asif Ali Zardari.
Siyal said that the government has not given permission to anyone to kill innocent persons.
The provincial home minister said that a legal process in the Naqeebullah case will be started after the registration of an FIR by the deceased’s family, which is expected today. The hearing of the case will take place at the apex court’s Karachi Registry on January 27.
Earlier today, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) foiled Anwar’s attempt to leave the country from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport.
“I will visit the families of Intezar and Maqsood today,” Siyal announced, referring to the two other victims of recent police ‘enounters’.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court today summoned Anwar and senior officials of the Sindh government in the Naqeebullah case.