US blacklists encounter specialist Rao Anwar.


WASHINGTON -- The United States has blacklisted a former senior Pakistani police officer for allegedly murdering over 400 people in 'staged' police encounters. Apart from Rao Anwar, a former senior superintendent of police (SSP), the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) also designated 17 other individuals on the occasion of International Human Rights Day on Tuesday. 'Anwar was reportedly responsible for staging numerous fake police encounters in which individuals were killed by police,

and was involved in over 190 police encounters that resulted in the deaths of over 400 people, including the murder of Naqeebullah Mehsood,' read a statement issued by the US Treasury Department. Naqeebullah Mehsood, a young man from Waziristan region, was killed on January 13, 2018 in Karachi during a fake encounter allegedly staged by Rao. A...

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