Press Trust of India
Islamabad, 15 November
Pakistan has ordered a probe into the killing of the eldest son of the chief of the dreaded Haqqani network that has been blamed for attacks on the Indian Embassy and US forces in Aghanistan, a report said today.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan ordered the investigation into the death of Nasiruddin Haqqani&’s, the son of the Haqqani network founder Jalaluddin Haqqani.
He was killed by two gunmen riding a motorcycle while returning home from a mosque in a car in Barakahu area on Monday.
Nasir asked the police yesterday to probe whether the victim was indeed Nasiruddin and whether he was killed by Afghan intelligence agency operatives, the Dawn daily reported.
The minister has also asked the police to find out who took away the body to Miranshah in North Waziristan Agency from the spot of the shootout. The minister also raised the question on how Nasiruddin was residing in the capital for the last four years without the knowledge of the authorities’ concerned, the daily quoted sources as saying.
Inspector General of Police neither confirmed nor denied that police have received the directives from the minister. Sources close to the investigation said that the operation of the attackers was so swift that people who were providing security to Nasiruddin, who was in his early 30s, from a distance could not get time to retaliate.