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  • Govt appoints Mehsud as KP police chief

    PESHAWAR: The federal government on Thursday appointed Salahuddin Khan Mehsud, a BS-21 PSP officer, as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police chief...

    A notification issued by the establishment division said that Salahuddin Khan Mehsud, a BS-21 officer of the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP), presently serving under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, was transferred and posted as provincial police officer (PPO), KP, in his own pay and scale...

  • Investigation team submits Naqeebullah Mehsud case report to SC

    The January 13 'encounter' in which Naqeebullah Mehsud and three others were killed was in fact a one-sided shooting, according to an investigative report submitted to the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday...

    At least one of the deceased — Mehsud — was deemed innocent by the Additional Inspector General of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), Dr Sanaullah Abbasi earlier this week...

  • Imran Khan vows to take Mehsud protesters' demands to army chief

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday joined Mehsud tribesmen protesting in Islamabad in their demands for an end to extrajudicial killings and the arrest of tainted police officer Rao Anwar, wanted for the murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud...

    "Protests against the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a South Waziristan resident who was among four killed in what was later found to be staged encounter led by...

  • Mehsud tribesmen call on PM Abbasi to demand arrest of Naqeebullah's killers

    A delegation representing the Mehsud tribe called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday to demand the arrest of culprits responsible for the murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud, DawnNews reported...

    Protests against the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a South Waziristan resident who was among four killed in what was later found to be staged encounter led by then SSP Malir Rao Anwar, began from Karachi and...

  • Mehsud tribe’s elders meet PM Abbasi

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Kha­qan Abbasi on Tuesday assured Mehsud tribe’s jirga that a college will be established in Waziristan in the name of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a young man who was kill­ed allegedly in a fake encounter in Karachi on Jan 18...

    Members of agitating Mehsud tribe have been staging a sit-in for the last five days in the federal capital against the killing of Naqeeb and what they called “deprivation” of tribal...

  • ATC orders security for witnesses, others in extrajudicial killing case of Naqeeb Mehsud

    KARACHI: An antiterrorism court on Wednesday ordered the inspector general of police, Sindh, to ensure that appropriate security was provided to witnesses, complainant and his lawyer appearing in the case pertaining to the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud and three others in an alleged ‘staged’ encounter by former SSP Rao Anwar and his subordinates...

    The suspended SSP and his 11 detained subordinates with around 15...

  • TTP appoints Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud as chief after Fazlullah's killing

    The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced it had appointed a new leader on Saturday after the militant group confirmed for the first time its former chief Mullah Fazalullah was killed in a US drone strike last week...

    US forces targeted Fazlullah in a counterterrorism strike on June 14 in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, close to the border with Pakistan...

  • Mehsud tribesmen announce boycott of anti-polio drive

    LADHA: Shamankhel clan of Mehsud tribe from Bangiwala village in Sararogha tehsil of South Waziristan has announced to boycott the anti-polio vaccination campaign starting from Aug 26 in protest against the government’s failure to construct a bridge over a stream near their village...

    Miraj Mehsud, 24, told Dawn that due to absence of a bridge over the stream their children could not attend school...

  • Naqeebullah Mehsud's father passes away after battling cancer

    Mohammad Khan, the father of Naqeebullah Mehsud — a Waziristan native killed in a staged encounter in Karachi in January 2018 — passed away on Monday...

    Dawn Investigations: Rao Anwar and the killing fields of KarachiAnwar had stuck to the claim that the deceased was a Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militant but a spokesperson of the outlawed TTP's South Waziristan chapter had termed Anwar's claim as "baseless", clarifying that...

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