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Army Chief expresses heartfelt grief over demise of Naqeebullah's father

Army Chief expresses heartfelt grief over demise of Naqeebullah's father

LAHORE – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed heartfelt grief on the demise of Muhammad Khan, father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, amid court battle to provide justice to his late son.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Asif Ghafoor took to Twitter and said: “COAS expresses heartfelt grief on demise of Muhammad Khan father of Naqeebullah Mehsud. ‘May Allah bless the departed soul eternal peace at Heaven, Amen. Efforts to ensure provision of justice as promised to him shall be pursued’”.

Muhammad Khan was being treated in CMH for the last six to seven months due to cancer. He was fighting a court battle to ensure provision of justice for his son.

Mehsud, a 27-year-old hailing from South Waziristan, was gunned down on January 13, 2018 in Shah Latif Town by alleged ‘encounter’ with a police team headed by Rao Anwar, however; preliminary probe suggest that Mehsud was killed in cold blood and had no terror links.

His killing sparked a social media outcry, as his family members rejected claims by authorities that he was a member of the Tehreek-e-Taliban, saying he was an innocent aspiring male model.