Karachi: TTP operatives booked for killing ANP workers
KARACHI: Law enforcement agencies booked dozens of alleged operatives of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan for their involvement in killing of a member of central committee of the Awami National Party and three others workers who were laid to rest on Tuesday. ANP regional leader Ameer Sardar Haider and two ANP activists BakhtNawab and Rahmat and a supporter Mohammad Islam were gunned down in a targeted killing incident near their residence located in Banaras Market, Frontier Colony within the limits of Pirabad police station of Orangi Town on Monday night. A heavy contingent of law enforcers including Rangers and police were deployed in entire localities to avoid any untoward incident on Tuesday. Tension prevailed in Frontier Colony, Metrovil and their surrounding areas where routine and commercial activities were also suspended while no major untoward incident was reported.
Strict security measures were taken during the funeral procession of the victims. The funeral prayers of the victims were offered separately in Frontier Colony and later they were laid to rest in Metrovil and Frontier Colony graveyards. A number of people including ANP leaders and supporters attended the funeral. Participants of the funeral occasion also chanted slogans against the incident and demanded the arrest of the culprits behind the incident.
The LEAs detained about three dozen suspected Taliban, their relatives and logistical supporters over the target killings of ANP men during a targeted operation in Manghopir’sKunwari Colony and its surrounding areas. The entire localities were cordoned off during the operation hours and no one was allowed to go in or out during the operation. The detainees were later shifted to undisclosed location for further investigation where law enforcers were trying to get any possible lead to probe and to catch the prime suspects of the incident.
Meanwhile, the Women’s Action Forum Karachi and Hyderabad, recommended the name of human rights activist Anis Haroon for the position of Chair of the National Commission of Women Status (NCSW).
Anis Haroon has been a stalwart in the women’s movement for progress and development since she was a student, said a statement of WAF issued here on Tuesday.
Women Action Forum, comprising women activists and educationists of Sindh said that Anis Haroon has the experience of working with civil society and government and has been a bridge in bringing about understanding, cooperation and progressive legislation as well as in ensuring that women’s rights cases at grassroots levels. Anis Haroon has served women’s causes as an active member of the most respected civil society organisations. The WAF considered her the most suitable candidate for this position since she believes in engaging and striking a balanced cooperation between government and the people it serves.
The Women Action Forum has forwarded the name of Anis Haroon as chairperson of National Commission for Status of Women.