November 2nd, 2020 

By Kamran Ali 


NORTH WAZIRISTAN 

Mirali police have not registered a first information report (FIR) of the murder of a policeman, Safeer Khan, even after five days of the incident.

According to sources, some masked men equipped with weapons abducted Khan on his way home from a mosque from the Jailer area of North Waziristan on October 28 (Wednesday) evening. The following day, his dead body was found dumped in a deserted area.

The body was hurried to a hospital in Mirali for an investigation to determine the cause of death.

Sources claimed that the incident was reported to the police station, but the FIR has not been registered even after the lapse of five days due to a police strike. Police officials in North Waziristan and South Waziristan tribal districts are on strike for the last one month against the non-implementation of their demands by the provincial government.

DSP Headquarter North Waziristan, Syed Jalal Wazir, confirmed that Khasadar-Levis Force, now converted into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police after FATA merger, is on strike as their 22 points demand agenda has not been approved.

“The 22-point agenda includes giving police like privileges to Khasadar-Levis Force and appointment of locals on all posts below DPO”, told Jalal Wazir.

However, DPO Shafi Ullah Gandapur did not respond despite calls and text messages for his comments.

Son of slain policeman, Norsad Jan, told Voicepk.net that they did not have any clash or enmity with anyone, but the murder of his father was part of a spree of targeted killings.

On October 18, Malik Raees was targeted by unidentified assailants on the main road of Mirali.

Another person namely Sher Aman Khan was killed by unknown men in Khesur area of North Waziristan allegedly for being a spy for the security forces. However, TTP later took responsibility for the killing.

Local Social Activist, Eid Rehman, believe that the law and order situation is again worsening after they had seen a ray of peace in 2016-17.

“Targeted killings are taking place every other day and no-one knows the reasons and all those who want to know the reason(s), become the victim of targeted killings”, said Rehman.

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