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Naqeebullah Mehsud’s father’s battle against Injustice & Cancer: He lost both

Mohammad Khan, the father of slain Waziristan youth, Naqeeb Ullah Mehsud, has passed away today in CMH Rawalpindi after a prolonged battle against cancer. Many have come forward to lament the failure of the justice system in ensuring that a father’s struggle to bring justice to his son’s murders is fulfilled.

Father of slain youth from Waziristan, Naqeeb Ullah Mehsud, has passed away, on Monday, after a prolonged battle against cancer in the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Rawalpindi.

Mohammad Khan was suffering from cancer for the last six to seven months and had been admitted to the CMH. On Monday, he gave in to his illness and passed away, leaving his struggle to bring justice to the killers of his son unattained.

His son, Naqeeb Ullah Mehsud was falsely killed during an encounter in Karachi, led by the notorious SSP Rao Anwar and his team.

Sources reveal that Mohammad Khan’s janaza will be held in Tank tomorrow at 10 am, and later in his village, Makeen, at 2 pm.

Naqeeb’s Father Passes Away

Opinion makers, analysts, and civil society members have come forward to offer their condolences to Mohammad Khan’s family, and hail his steadfastness and dedication in ensuring that his son’s murder is brought to justice.

Nida Kirmani, a noteworthy academician and activist, said, “Muhammad Khan, the courageous father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, has succumbed to cancer. He left this world without receiving justice for his son’s murder. Meanwhile, Naqeeb’s killer, Rao Anwar, and his enablers roam free.”

Many journalists and observers came forward to criticize the merits of justice in Prime Minister Imran Khan’s model of the State of Medina, lamenting that Naqeeb Ullah’s father could not witness justice in his son’s brutal murder case.

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Imad Zafar, a prominent broadcaster and columnist, highlighted that SSP Rao Anwar continues to enjoy “protection” despite killing more than 400 people in alleged encounters.

He said, “He killed around 450 people and protected by the deep state. Naqeeb was supposed to be protected by the state, his father who died expected the state to give him justice. We are living in a country where law and system only work to keep the hegemony of the deep state intact.”

Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, had visited Naqeebullah Mehsud’s house in April last year and assured his father that the Pakistan Army would extend support in his struggle to obtain justice for his son.

Earlier this year, Mohammad Khan had uploaded a video message to warn all malevolent anti-state forces against using his son’s name to malign state institutions, particularly the Pakistan Army. He had said that those responsible for his son’s murder were in uniform, and justice will also be ensured by those who wear the uniform.

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Naqeeb’s father said that he has no doubts over the intentions of state institutions, and had expressed his faith in the promises made by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Army Chief and the Chief Justice of Pakistan to bring the culprits to justice.

Now that Mohammad Khan has succumbed to his prolonged battle with cancer, many have come forward to criticize the failure of state institutions, and all those who promised to bring justice to Naqeeb’s murder.