SSP Rao Anwar Retires After 37 Years Police Service


Rao Anwar had joined Sindh police as ASI in 1982 and later served as SSP Malir in 2011.
Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 1st January, 2019) Former Malir SSP Rao Anwar has retired from the police department after serving for 37 years.

Rao Anwar had joined Sindh police as ASI in 1982 and later served as SSP Malir in 2011.

Rao Anwar was known as the “encounter specialist” of the Sindh Police. From 1992 to 1999, Rao Anwar played a main role in the operations against the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) in Karachi.

Anwar, along with 11 of his subordinates, is facing trial before the ATC for allegedly killing Mehsud, a shopkeeper and aspiring model from South Waziristan, and three others in a staged encounter on January 13 in Malir.

The alleged extra judicial killing of Mehsood had triggered countrywide protests.

The officer had denied his involvement in the killing, stating that he was not present at the sight of the alleged murder.

The father of the deceased, while speaking to the media, expressed a lack of confidence in the ATC judge hearing the murder case. According to the father, neither did the judge take notice of Anwar’s protocol despite a petition filed earlier, nor did the court announce any decision on a plea filed pertaining to threats to witnesses.