PTI chief endorses demands of protesting tribesmen

I Khan vows to take up Naqeebullah Mehsud murder and other issues of tribesmen with COAS

Islamabad-Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan on Sunday endorsed demands of the protesters staging sit-in outside National Press club against the killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud in Karachi.

Khan addressed the protesters on fourth day of their camping against the killing of innocent youth in fake police encounters led by former Karachi police officer Rao Anwar. JI Amir Siraj-ul-Haq also addressed the protestors.

The PTI chairman also vowed taking up demands of the protesting tribesmen with the army chief.

Rao Anwar has been hiding after the Federal Investigation Agency officials thwarted his attempt of fleeing abroad from Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad. Chief Justice Supreme Court Justice Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the extrajudicial killings by Rao Anwar and has team in Karachi and has directed Sindh police to unearth the former SSP.

Observers believe that influential political figures were backing Rao Anwar.

Khan also said that the PTI would make efforts to save the tribesmen from what they have been experiencing since the advent of the war on terror. For the purpose, merger of Fata with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is of immense importance, Khan said. “Those opposing the merger do not want you to progress,” he told the protesters.

In his brief address, Khan assured the protesters that whole of the country was with them. Commenting on the disappearance of the alleged killer of Naqeebullah Mehsud, Khan said that Rao Anwar not only committed the murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud but many others as well. He assured that he was with the family of the victim in search of the fugitive in Islamabad.

Khan said that merger of Fata was vital to resolve the issues of the people of the region and without it, he added, there would be no development in the area.

He promised with the gathering that he would raise his voice up to the army chief about the problems of the area and the missing people. He also promised to discuss the proposal for compensation to the landmine victims with the army chief.

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