PM Orders Immediate Investigation Into the SP Tahir Dawar Martyrdom Case
On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered an immediate probe into the shocking murder of the Superintendent Police (SP) officer Tahir Khan Dawar, who had previously gone missing from Islamabad during late October.
The Prime Minister took his concern to Twitter and said, “Have followed the shocking tragedy of the murder of SP Tahir Khan Dawar and ordered KP govt to coordinate with Islamabad police in holding an inquiry immediately.”
“Minister of State for Interior Shahryar Afridi has been tasked to oversee it with an urgency and present the report to me,” he added.
Have followed the shocking tragedy of the murder of SP Tahir Khan Dawar & ordered KP govt to coordinate with Islamabad police in holding an inquiry immediately. MOS Interior Shahryar Afridi has been tasked to oversee it with an urgency & present the report to me.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 15, 2018
On Wednesday, the Information Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Shaukat Yousufzai said that the Afghan government has confirmed the martyrdom of SP Dawar.
On October 27, SP Dawar was reportedly missing from Islamabad. On Tuesday, pictures of a body found in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province had surfaced on social media platform. Rumors about the body belonging to SP Dawar started to spread.
While speaking to the media, the provincial minister stated that the body of the martyred police officer was not able to be received on Wednesday. He further said that the body was scheduled to be handed over to Pakistan on Thursday, he also added, “A police team returned from Torkham border crossing after waiting there all day.”
Funeral prayers for SP Dawar is set to be offered in Peshawar, and later the body will be handed over to his family.
Previous reports stated that the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs had confirmed to the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul that on Tuesday, locals had found a body in Dur Baba district of Nangarhar province.
“The Afghan side has confirmed that the service card of Superintendent of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Mr. Tahir Khan Dawar has also been recovered with the body,” said the Foreign Office in a statement.