Enraged protesters besiege Sohrab Goth against Naqeeb ‘encounter’


Protesters belonging to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) besieged Sohrab Goth area of Karachi during Friday against the alleged encounter of Naqeeb Mehsud.

The enraged demonstrators surrounded the area, setting tyres on fire and throwing stones at cars to block the main highway of the metropolitan. PTI leaders and workers chanted slogans against the Malir SSP Rao Anwar, demanding of his suspension from office.

The angry protesters blocked super highway and broke windows of a bus before stopping it. Police remained absent from the scene.

The body of Mehsud was buried in his South Waziristan hometown. The 26-year-old’s body was brought to DI Khan and a large number of youngsters attended his funeral. They voiced criticism against the Sindh police.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had taken suo moto notice of the alleged extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud during an encounter in Karachi. He directed the Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) to submit a report within seven days.

The tribal leaders have decided to protest outside Sindh Assembly if the required investigation is not done to ensure justice in the case.

Earlier, Shah Latif Town SHO had been suspended after three-member committee was formed to probe the suspected extrajudicial killing.

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