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Karachi (March 16, 2018): Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has adjourned the Naqeebullah murder case hearing till March 19.

Earlier, CJP heard the case at the Karachi registry today and asked about the whereabouts of Rao Anwar from Inspector General of Police Sindh AD Khawaja, who requested the court for more time to trace Rao Anwar.

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After the chief justice asked how much time the Sindh Police require, Khawaja claimed that substantial progress will be made in the next two to three days. Chief Justice Nisar then directed Khawaja to submit a progress report in court at the next hearing on Monday, which will be held in Islamabad.

Moreover, during today’s hearing, no one from the Airports Security Force (ASF) appeared in court despite a summons related to Anwar’s botched attempt to flee the country in late January.

Khawaja informed the court that they have received CCTV videos from the Karachi and Islamabad airports regarding Anwar’s escape attempt.Speaking to the media, Khawaja said he has not found any evidence to suggest that Anwar has left the country.

The Sindh IG said he has asked the court for more time to arrest Anwar, adding that whatever Anwar is doing is wrong and he should appear in court now.

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At the last hearing of the case on Wednesday in Islamabad, the Supreme Court revealed that Anwar, who has been absconding in the case, has reportedly sent another letter seeking to unfreeze his bank accounts.

Moreover, it was reported late Wednesday that the Federal Investigation Agency has begun probing Anwar’s accounts.A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Nisar, had taken suo motu notice of the case.

At a hearing on February 13, the court had revealed Rao’s first letter claiming innocence and seeking an impartial inquiry.

Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan, was among three others who were accused of terrorism and killed on January 13 on the orders of Malir SSP Rao Anwar, in what was later determined to be a fake encounter.

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