The brother of martyred Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar has rejected the seven-member joint investigation team (JIT), comprising police and intelligence officials, formed to investigate the abduction and killing of the senior police official.
SP Dawar, who was the chief of Peshawar police’s rural circle, was kidnapped in the G-10/4 area of Islamabad on October 26, and his body was found in a remote area of the Afghan province of Nangarhar last week.
Talking to reporters, Ahmeduddin Dawar expressed lack of trust in the “JIT formed in Pakistan” and demanded an “international commission” to probe the murder which involves two countries.
He said, “My brother went missing from a sensitive city, and his body was found in Afghanistan,” adding that the case does not involve “a single country but two countries”.
Due to the nature of this case, an international JIT should be formed to investigate this, he added.
In the immediate aftermath of the murder, the prime minister had ordered an internal inquiry into the murder of the SP. However, MNA Moshin Dawar had rejected this assertion and called for an “international commission”.
“We reject an internal inquiry. We know that our investigation authorities can’t question certain powers. This murder involves two countries, and thus requires an International Inquiry Commission. Only the findings of such a body will be acceptable to us,” he had tweeted.
Following the murder, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor had said that the incident was highly condemnable.
In a series of tweets, Gen Ghafoor had said SP Tahir Dawar’s abduction, move to Afghanistan and follow up behaviour by Afghan authorities raised questions which indicated the involvement or resources more than that of a terrorist organisation in Afghanistan.
The military spokesman reiterated that while investigations by Pakistani authorities were in process, Afghan security forces should cooperate in border fencing and bilateral border security coordination to deny the use of Afghan territory against Pakistan.