Rao Anwar Placed on ECL over SC order

The interior ministry has Tuesday placed the name of Rao Anwar on exit control list (ECL) after Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered in this regard earlier today.

The apex court summoned the police officer in his personal capacity and ordered him to appear before the apex court’s Karachi Registry on Saturday.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked Rao Anwar tried to flee the country and directed the interior ministry to put him on ECL immediately.

The court also summoned Inspector General of Sindh police and the members of JIT in the hearing.

Rao Anwar was removed from his position of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir after the JIT recommended to remove him from his post.

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) earlier this morning stopped him from leaving the country at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport. The investigation agency suspected his travel documents which he dispatched to the airport authorities through his associate.

Rao Anwar who came under severe criticism over killing of Warizirstan youth Naqeebullah Mehsud in an alleged police encounter, was flying to Dubai on board a private flight EK615 when he was offloaded.