PM orders immediate inquiry into SP Tahir Dawar’s murder
CM condoles murder of SP Tahir Khan Dawar
PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD/ LAHORE: The dead body of the martyred Superintendent Police Peshawar Tahir Khan Dawar was handed over to a Pakistani delegation on Pakistan-Afghan Border at Tourkham on Thursday evening.
The body was received at the Torkham border from Afghan officials by Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi, Shaukat Yousafzai, Mohsin Dawar, Deputy Commissioner Khyber and other security officials.
Slain SP’s dead body was brought to Peshawar by helicopter. The funeral prayers of Tahir Dawar will be offered at Police Lines in Peshawar.
Tahir Khan Dawar was kidnapped by some unknown persons in G-10/4 sector of Islamabad on 26th of last month. His dead body was recovered in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Foreign Office said that the sad episode of retrieval of the body of SP Tahir Khan Dawar, following his brutal murder in Afghanistan two days ago, ended as an official delegation brought it back on Thursday.
“We offer our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and pray for the Maghfirah of the departed soul,” said a statement issued by the foreign affairs ministry. After the news of Mr. Dawar’s death broke out on the evening of 13 November 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul immediately contacted Afghan authorities for
confirmation of the news and handing over of the body of the deceased to Pakistan.
The Ambassador of Pakistan had asked the Afghan government to immediately send the mortal remains foregoing routine formalities. According to local media reports, Afghanistan’s notorious spy agency National Directorate of Security (NDS) had ordered assassination of SP Tahir Khan Dawar, well-informed sources privy to security agencies were quoted as having said.
As soon as news of Dawar’s martyrdom surfaced, the controversial MNA Mohsin Dawar attempted to put the blame of hapless incident on Pakistan and pointed fingers at country’s security apparatus.
Sources further added that Mohsin Dawar held direct talks with hostile Afghan officials and remained in contact with them.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed condolences on the killing of SP Tahir and directed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to coordinate with Islamabad police in holding an inquiry immediately. A report of the matter has also been sought from Minister of State for
Interior Shahryar Afridi. Afridi vows to bring Tahir Dawar’s killers to justice. Shehryar Afridi had vowed to bring killers of Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar to justice.
During Senate session, he revealed that Dawar was kidnapped from Islamabad and shifted to Afghanistan via Mianwali and Bannu. An FIR was registered in Ramna Police Station Islamabad on November 28 regarding disappearance of the martyred police officer, he told.
He said the previous government had installed about 1,800 cameras in the federal capital under safe city project, but unfortunately, over 600 of them are non-functional. He said not a single camera is able to capture recognizable pictures of vehicles and dubious people. He urged the House to initiate an inquiry into the safe city project. Afghanistan Foreign Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that SP Tahir Dawar was killed in Nangarhar province, stated Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Faisal. It was added that the corpse of the police official was first seen by people of Afghanistan’s district Dur Baba. “Afghanistan Foreign Ministry informed Pakistan’s embassy about the recovery of the dead body of Tahir Dawar.
Shaharyar Afridi has also said that brother and sister-in-law of SP Dawar were also killed some time ago, while the SP himself survived two suicide attacks in the past. On October 26, the ill-fated police official had gone missing from G-10/4 sector of the federal capital, Islamabad. A high-level committee was constituted that conducted raids at scattered places in the country. The committee also held talks with members of Jirga (traditional assembly of tribal leaders).
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the murder of SP Tahir Khan Dawar and extended sympathies to the family of deceased police officer. Agencies