Martyred cop laid to rest in Khyber

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Ashrafuddin Pirzada

LANDIKOTAL: A policeman, martyred in an alleged narcotics smugglers’ attack in district Khyber, was laid to rest on Monday with state honours and laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Jamrud tehsil in district Khyber.

The funeral prayer was offered at Police Lines Shakas which was attended by Capital City Police Officer Abbas Ahsan, DPO Khyber Wasim Riaz, DC Khyber Mansoor Arshad, sector commander Breg, Shaukat Rana, MPAs Shafiq Sher and Bilawal Afridi, PTI leader Ameer Khan Afridi and a large number of local elders.

The coffin of the martyred cop was honoured with an official salutation.CCPO and other civil and military officials saluted the body of the martyred police officers.

Three sons of the late additional SHO, father and other relatives were also present and offered the funeral prayer.

CCPO Abbas Ahsan met with the victim’s family members including the three sons of martyred additional SHO and expressed condolences on behalf of the police department.

He told the bereaved family that they were with them and would bring the killers to justice. He said they would provide social, moral and financial support to the family of late Niaz Muhammad, who sacrificed his life for the country. CCPO said the police force and all Pakistanis feel proud of the martyrdom of Niaz Muhammad.

District Police Officer Wasim Riaz also met with the sons of late the additional SHO Jamrud Niaz Muhammad.

It must be recalled that another brother of martyred additional SHO and his close relative, who was serving in the police department, had also been killed in the same kind of target killing a few years ago.

He told the victim’s family that he and the whole police department were with the family who suffered unrepairable losses. He said soon they would reach to the hands behind this heinous crime.