Rao Anwar decides to file lawsuit against US govt

By Aizbah Khan - Web Editor

11th December, 2019

Former senior superintendent of police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar has decided to file a lawsuit against the American government a day after it blacklisted him for allegedly murdering over 400 people in “staged” police encounters.

According to details, Rao Anwar issued a video message in which he vowed to fight a legal battle to clear his name.

Rao Anwar declared the US sanctions against him a conspiracy against Pakistan.

The United States is doing this to divert the world’s attention from Kashmir, “I will file a lawsuit with the help of my counsel in America … I will also write a letter to the US consulate.”

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) had also designated 17 other individuals on the occasion of International Human Rights Day.

The US Treasury Department, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said that Anwar helped to lead a network of police and criminal thugs that were allegedly responsible for extortion, land grabbing, narcotics, and murder.

US blacklists Rao Anwar on World Human Rights Day

“Anwar was reportedly responsible for staging numerous fake police encounters in which individuals were killed by police, and was involved in over 190 police encounters that resulted in the deaths of over 400 people, including the murder of Naqeebullah Mehsood,” the statement stated.

During his tenure as the Senior Superintendent of Police in District Malir, Pakistan, Rao Anwar Khan (Anwar) was reportedly responsible for staging numerous fake police encounters in which individuals were killed by police, and was involved in over 190 police encounters that resulted in the deaths of over 400 people, including the murder of Naqeebullah Mehsood.  Anwar helped to lead a network of police and criminal thugs that were allegedly responsible for extortion, land grabbing, narcotics, and murder.  Anwar is designated for being responsible for or complicit in, or having directly or indirectly engaged in, serious human rights abuse.


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