The Supreme Court issued a contempt of court notice to suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar for not appearing in court today in the Naqeebullah Mehsud killing case. 

The SC also ordered the State Bank of Pakistan to seize Anwar's bank accounts. 

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar has lost a big opportunity by not to appear in court today.

He passed these remarks while heading a two-member bench that is hearing the suo motu case over Naqeebullah Mehsud’s ‘encounter’ in Karachi last month, Rao Anwar is the primary accused in the case. 

Sindh IG AD Khawaja appeared before the court and informed the bench that Anwar has not appeared today. The chief justice said they will wait for a while before the proceedings started.

Earlier Supreme Court of Pakistan granted protective bail of suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar after he pleaded guilty in a letter written to Chief Justice Saqib Nisar.  Rao Anwar claimed that he was not even at the site of 'fake encounter.' 

Justice Nisar had asked Khawaja how the court should proceed in the light of this letter. IGP Sindh acknowledged that Rao Anwar should be given chance to defend himself. 

The court issued protective bail to Rao Anwar and ordered him to appear before court on Friday.