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SP Dawar's killing in Afghanistan and behavior of Kabul regime raise various questions: ISPR
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November 15, 2018

Pakistan Army has condemned the brutal murder of SP Tahir Dawar in Afghanistan.

In a tweet message today, Director General Inter Services Public Relations Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said we have lost a brave police officer.

He said SP Tahir Dawar's abduction, move to Afghanistan, murder and follow up behaviour of Afghan authorities raise various questions.

He said while investigations by Pakistani authorities are in process, we reiterate that Afghan security forces should cooperate in border fencing and bilateral border security coordination to deny use of Afghan territory against Pakistan.

Meanwhile in a statement tonight, the Foreign Office spokesperson said the sad episode of retrieval of the body of SP Tahir Khan Drawar, following his brutal murder in Afghanistan two days ago, ended as an official delegation brought it back today.

The spokesman added that after the news of Tahir Drawar's death broke out on the evening of 13 November 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul immediately contacted Afghan authorities for confirmation of the news and handing over of the body of the deceased to Pakistan.

The Ambassador of Pakistan asked the Afghan government to immediately send the mortal remains foregoing routine formalities.

The spokesperson further said that Afghan Charge d'Affairs in Islamabad was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs twice yesterday, and again this afternoon to register our strong protest over the inordinate delay and manner of return of the body.

Written and verbal demarches were made, which resulted in the visit of an official delegation to Afghanistan, who brought the body back to Peshawar this evening.

The spokesperson hoped that Afghan authorities will offer full cooperation in ascertaining the circumstances under which a Pakistani police officer was found killed in Afghanistan.