Karachi (Staff Report): Sindh Inspector General of Police AD Khawaja has asked for more time to arrest former Malir SSP Rao Anwar .

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Friday heard the Naqeebullah killing case at the Karachi registry.

AD Khawaja appeared before the court and sought more time to trace Anwar , who has been absconding in the case.

After the chief justice asked how much time the Sindh Police require, Khawaja claimed that substantial progress will be made in the next two to three days. Chief Justice Nisar then directed Khawaja to submit a progress report in court at the next hearing on Monday, which will be held in Islamabad.

Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan, was among three others who were accused of terrorism and killed on January 13 on the orders of then Malir SSP Rao Anwar , in what was later determined to be a fake encounter.

On Wednesday, the CJP observed that the SC’s HR Cell had received another letter from Rao Anwar but it is not clear whether it is authentic or not.