RAWALPINDI: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that the brutal murder of Superintendent Police (SP) Tahir Dawar in Afghanistan is highly condemnable.
In a series of tweets, the ISPR DG said SP Tahir Dawar’s abduction, move to Afghanistan and follow up behaviour by Afghan authorities raised questions which indicated the involvement or resources more than that of a terrorist organisation in Afghanistan.
The military spokesman reiterated that while investigations by Pakistani authorities were in process, Afghan security forces should cooperate in border fencing and bilateral border security coordination to deny the use of Afghan territory against Pakistan.
SP Dawar was reportedly missing from Islamabad on October 27 and his death was confirmed by the Afghan government on November 14. The police officer’s body along with his service card was found by locals in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
Earlier on Thursday, Afghan officials handed over the body of SP Tahir Dawar to Pakistani officials at the Torkham border. The body was received by a tribal jirga led by MNA Mohsin Dawar. State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi along with KP Information Minister Shaukat Yousfazi was also present at the border. Pakistani officials had held talks with officials from Afghanistan after the latter refused to hand over the body. Afghan officials wanted the body to be handed over to MNA Mohsin Dawar or tribal representatives. INP