Naqeebullah’s Father Passes Away Without Seeing Justice For His Son
Naqeeebullah Mehsud’s father, Muhammad Khan, lost his battle to cancer on Monday morning.
The deceased was the only one fighting for justice for his son, a Pashtun youngster, who was killed in an encounter by Karachi’s notorious police officer Rao Anwar in January 2018 in Karachi. Rao Anwar had been indicted by the Sindh High Court for his involvement in this case along with seventeen others.
Just a few days before his death, Muhammad Khan and his family had requested the Sindh High Court to cancel Rao Anwar’s bail, citing that he might be a harm to his and his family’s life. That case was to be heard on the 28th of November.
People took to social media to say their condolences but also to call out the state’s ineffectiveness of dealing with the case, urging us to carry forward this struggle.
Muhammad Khan, the courageous father of #NaqeebullahMehsud, has succumbed to cancer. He left this world without receiving justice for his son’s murder. Meanwhile Naqeeb’s killer, Rao Anwar, and his enablers roam free. إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ pic.twitter.com/LfNGJHTESR
— Nida Kirmani (@nidkirm) December 2, 2019
Muhammad Khan Mehsud stood like a rock and taken courageous stand for the justice, fought two battles at the same time, one against the accused one Rao Anwar in courts and second against the cancer for getting justice. Rest in peace. Ameen
— Shahid Kazmi (@ShaahidKazmi) December 2, 2019
— khadija siddiqi (@khadeeeej751) December 2, 2019
Muhammad Khan only wanted to get justice through the proper channels for the illegal killing of his son. Today, when he is buried, so will his work on getting his son’s tragedy the voice it deserves. According to Jibran Nasir, the only way for his struggle to survive is to actively support it now even more than before.
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Lillahi Rajioun. Father of #NaqeebMehsud Mohd Khan sb passed away today battling cancer. His janaza will be offered in Tank tomorrow 10am and in his village Makeen 2pm. He was a remarkable man with great resolve, we must carry forward his struggle for justice pic.twitter.com/l8hCU2gSPe
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) December 2, 2019