United States Blacklists Rao Anwar

Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Officer, Rao Anwar, has finally made it to US's Blacklist under Human Rights Abuse.

Responsible for more than 400 killings, Rao Anwar has always been a bad cop. Initially he had a support from Former President, Asif Ali Zardari. He thought of him as a ‘brave child’. However, he later told that he ‘misspoke’ about him. Rao Anwar came on the top of the list when he murdered Naqeebullah Mehsud. According to Rao Anwa, he had links with Taliban, which wasn’t the case at all. Rao Anwar was suspended from his post on 19th January, 2019. Rao Anwar and his officers went in to hiding after the case was filed by Naqeeb’s family.


Seeing all this, United States has blacklisted Rao Anwar. Why? Well, because of the human rights abuse and fake encounters, US also thinks Rao has not only proved to be a bad cop but also to be a bad person in general. According to the US Treasury Department, “The former cop was involved in over 190 police encounters that resulted in the deaths of over 400 people, including the murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud,”. They also mentioned that “”America is the world leader in combating human rights abuse and it will not tolerate torture, kidnapping, sexual violence, murder, or brutality against innocent civilians,”.

It is really saddening to see that those who are responsible for the safety are the most dangerous one’s of all. Our courts are trying their best to combat such people too. However, they haven’t succeeded much. But all we request our officials is something really small. When people see a police officer on roads, they shouldn’t be scared. They should feel safe rather than being terrified. Which is not the case right now.

I hope and pray things get better for the people of Pakistan soon.Especially in regards to our security officials, at least.

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