Condemning the killing of a 16-year-old student in an allegedly fake police encounter, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has demanded a free and fair investigation into the sad incident.
A group of PTI lawmakers, led by provincial assembly opposition leader Haleem Adil Sheikh, visited the home of the deceased Arsalan Mehsud to offer their condolences to his father Liaquat Mehsud. MNA Alamgir Khan, MPA Malik Shehzad Awan and other leaders were part of the delegation.
Talking to the media after offering condolences, Sheikh appealed to the Sindh High Court to take notice of the transgressions of the police taking place day in, day out across the province.
“The Sindh police have started target killings in the province, and another patriotic Pakistani has been given the bullet-riddled corpse of his young son after the incident of Naqeebullah Mehsud,” he said.“There is no need for robbers and assassins in the province when we have the Sindh police.
Who has issued the police with the licence to kill innocent people of the province?” Sheikh said West Zone DIG Nasir Aftab claimed to have put the relevant SHO Azam Gopang behind bars, and the DIG also shared with him a picture showing the arrest.
“But it was disclosed later that Aftab had misinformed me, and Azam Gopang had not been apprehended.
Besides the SHO, we also hold the DIG responsible for the incident.” Rising street crime incidents demonstrate the failure of the police in curbing such incidents across the province, said the PTI leader, adding that instead of arresting the outlaws, the police were targeting law-abiding citizens.
“The PTI stands shoulder to shoulder with the victim’s family, and will not leave any stone unturned for the dispensation of justice to the bereaved family.”
The Orangi Town SHO was suspended and two men, including a police constable, arrested on murder and terrorism charges after the teenage boy was shot dead.