Pakistan’s Senate calls for probe into Kakar’s death

Pakistan’s senators have demanded an inquiry into the death of Usman Khan Kakar, a former senator and leader of the Pakhtunkhwa National Awami Party in Balochistan.

Usman Khan Kakar passed away at Aga Khan Private Hospital in Karachi on Monday (June 21).

Jamiat-e-Islam senator Maulana Atta-ur-Rehman said that Usman Kakar’s son claimed that his father had been killed and that Usman Kakar had said in his last speech in the Senate that he would be threatened if Once the situation has been created, it needs to be investigated, he added

He hoped that a committee would be set up by the chairman of the Senate on the issue.

Earlier in the day, PPP senator Bahramand Tangi and Jamiat-e-Islam senator Kamran Murtaza had said in the Senate session that if the family of Usman Kakar demanded an inquiry, it was the responsibility of the House to comply.

Usman Kakar’s son Khushal Kakar has claimed that his father was killed. He has not provided clear evidence of his claim and it is not known if a case has been registered with the police.

The sindh branch of the Pakhtunkhwa Mili Awami Party also claimed in a statement that Usman Kakar had been killed.

But Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, responding to the allegations made by Usman Kakar’s son, told  that there were people with psychiatric problems who needed treatment, who did not politicize their father’s grave. His son seems to have no respect for his father’s body.

Usman Kakar’s special doctor, Samad Khan Paneza, told that his post-mortem or medical examination had been carried out and that Jinnah Hospital had told him in what condition the body had been found.

Answering a question when the post-mortem report is received, Dr. Samad Panezi says it usually takes 14 days.

Usman Khan Kakar’s body was taken to Quetta on June 22 and will be buried in his ancestral village on June 23.