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CJP Receives Letter From Fugitive Rao Anwar

Supreme Court has granted protective bail to former SSP Rao Anwar and directed him to appear before the court on Friday in the Naqeebullah Mehsud's killing Suo Moto proceedings.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar resumed hearing of the Suo Moto into the incident.

At the start of the proceedings, Chief Justice confirmed that a letter by the fugitive police officer Rao Anwar has been received.

In the letter, Rao Anwar has denied allegations against him, expressed willingness to appear before the supreme court and requested the chief justice for provision of security when he appears.

He also requested that he shall not arrested on his appearance and he is ready to cooperate in the investigation.

Inspector general Sindh A. D. Khawaja, who was present in the courtroom confirmed that the signatures at the end of the letter resemble rao anwar's.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar observed that Rao Anwar has evidentiary value and apex court will ensure his security.

The Chief Justice, despite expressing doubts over the authenticity of the letter, accepted his request for non-arrest and directed Islamabad and Sindh police to provide security to Rao Anwar.

The bench, however, made it clear that all these directives are conditional to Rao Anwar's appearance in court on Friday.

The bench will resume hearing on Friday.