Father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a Waziristan native who was killed in a staged encounter in Karachi last year, passed away, battling cancer on Monday.
According to the details, Muhammad Khan passed away at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Rawalpindi. Muhammad Khan had been pursuing Naqeebullah’s murder case since his demise.
Muhammad Khan was suffering from cancer and was admitted in CMH for the last six months. It is reported that his funeral prayers would be offered in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Tank district on Tuesday at 10 am and in his village Makeen at 2 pm.
Muhammad Khan was fighting a court battle over bringing the killers of his son to justice. The body of the deceased Muhammad Khan will be sent to Waziristan. Naqeebullah Mehsud was falsely killed in Karachi by SSP Rao Anwar and his team.
Muhammad Khan died awaiting justice for his murder son in court.
Naqeebullah Murder Case:
Naqeebullah, who hailed from South Waziristan, was among the four suspects killed in an ‘encounter’ with a police team headed by notorious encounter specialist former SSP Rao Anwar and his team in the Usman Khaskheli Goth on the outskirts of Karachi in 2018.
Naqeebullah’s family also disputed the former SSP’s claim, saying that the 27-year-old had no links with any militant organization.
In January, an anti-terrorism court in Karachi had declared Naqeebullah and three others innocent and quashed the cases filed against the four accused who had been killed in the staged police encounter.
In March, an ATC indicted Anwar and 17 others for the murder of Naqeebullah in the fake encounter.
Rao Anwar, as well as former deputy superintendent of police Qamar, are currently out on bail.
Eight other policemen involved in the incident are in jail while former SHOs Amanullah Marwat and Shoaib Shaikh are absconders in the case.