DG ISPR suspects involvement of ‘more than a terrorist organisation in Afghanistan’ in SP Dawar’s murder

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said the brutal murder of Superintendent Police (SP) Tahir Dawar in Afghanistan was high condemnable.

In a series of tweets, DG ISPR 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.

SP Dawar was reported missing from Islamabad on October 26 and his death was confirmed by the Afghan government on November 14. The police officer’s body along with his service card was found by locals in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

Earlier on Thursday, Afghan officials handed over the body of SP Tahir Dawar to a Pakistani delegation at the Torkham border. The body was received by a tribal jirga led by MNA Mohsin Dawar. State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi along with KP Information Minister Shaukat Yousfazi was also present at the border.
Pakistani officials had held talks with officials from Afghanistan after the latter refused to hand over the body. Afghan officials wanted the body to be handed over to MNA Mohsin Dawar or tribal representatives.

Speaking in the Senate, Minister of State for Interior Arfidi said SP Dawar was abducted from Islamabad and taken to Mianwali from where he was taken to Bannu and then to Afghanistan.

The minister of state for interior asserted, “Some people want to destabilise Pakistan.”
“We will make an example out of those responsible for SP Dawar’s murder and will make sure the case reaches its logical conclusion whether it is in Pakistan or Afghanistan,” Afridi vowed.