COAS directs to leave no stone unturned in search for Sabri murder, Awais Shah kidnapping

By Shahid Farooq Published: Jun 26 2016 6:12 PM


ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif in a high-level meeting at Corps Headquarters Karachi directed all commanders to leave ‘no stone unturned’ finding the perpetrators behind the Amjad Sabri murder and Awais Shah kidnapping.
The army chief’s visit to Karachi comes a day after Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali expressed concern over the recent kidnapping of the son of the Sindh High Court chief justice, Awais Shah, saying that the incident caused a sense of insecurity among judges and their families.
Shah’s kidnapping and Sabri’s murder within days of each other caused fear and panic to spread among residents of Karachi, where citizens perceived an improvement in the law and order situation since the initiation of the Rangers-led operation in 2013.
Awais Ali Shah, a high court lawyer, was abducted near the Agha’s supermarket on Monday with police fearing the kidnapping may be used as a ‘bargaining chip’ to ensure the release of some captured militants.
On Wednesday, Amjad Sabri was gunned down by unknown assailants in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area, with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan Mehsud group claiming responsibility for the attack.  More

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