Afghanistan government has confirmed the martyrdom of Superintendent Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar, and likely to hand over the dead body to Pakistan today, Information Minister Khyebr Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Shaukat Yousufzai said in a statement.
SP Dawar was abducted from Islamabad’s G-10/4 area on October 26. On Tuesday, pictures believed to be his dead body was started circulating on social media, and now it is confirmed that he is no more. a case was lodged in police station and team was formed to investigate the matter. Raids at different localities were conducted but, nothing was found.
Speaking to media , the provincial minister said “A police team returned from Torkham border crossing after waiting there all day,” he said, adding that “the body is likely to be handed over to Pakistan on Thursday (Nov 15)”.
The Foreign Office said in its statement that, “The Afghan side has confirmed that the service card of Superintendent of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Mr. Tahir Khan Dawar has also been recovered with the body.”
Earlier today, Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal told journalists that Pakistan government didn’t approach any Afghan authority to this matter. “How did a police officer disappear from Islamabad and turn up dead in Afghanistan?” he asked. Zakhilwal expressed grief over the police officer’s death and denied to have any information about kidnapping.
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17 November, 2019