Minister of State for Interior Shahryar Khan Afridi on Thursday, while talking about Superintendent Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar’s murder, has assured that the case will reach its logical conclusion.
“We will make an example out of those responsible for SP Dawar’s murder and will make sure the case reaches its logical conclusion whether it is in Pakistan or Afghanistan,” he vowed. Afridi added, “SP Dawar’s matter was sensitive and we kept receiving reports from intelligence and security agencies that he could not be contacted and was being traced.”
He continued: “SP Dawar used to receive death threats and his brother and sister-in-law had also been martyred earlier,” Afridi said as he took to the floor of the Upper House. “An FIR that SP Dawar had gone missing was registered on October 28.” He narrated that SP Dawar was “abducted from Islamabad and taken to Mianwali from where he was taken to Bannu and then to Afghanistan”. “There is no patrolling from the Afghan side on the border and we have conveyed this to them [Afghan government],” he added.
He further said that “Some people want to destabilise Pakistan.” “After the reports of his martyrdom were confirmed, the premier ordered an immediate inquiry,” he added.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan sought report regarding SP’s murder. “Have followed the shocking tragedy of the murder of SP Tahir Khan Dawar and ordered KP govt to coordinate with Islamabad police in holding an inquiry immediately,” the premier tweeted. “Minister of State for Interior Shahryar Afridi has been tasked to oversee it with an urgency and present the report to me,” he added.
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. 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.
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.”
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17 November, 2019