Funeral prayer for martyred cop offered

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The funeral prayer of martyred constable Muhammad Aqib was offered here at Police Lines Headquarters on Wednesday.

A large number of police officers including IGP Muhammad Ahsan Younas, officials of Islamabad administration, Pakistan Rangers and law enforcement agencies attended the funeral prayer.

On a tip off, a police team conducted a raid on drug peddlers in the precincts of Shehzad town police station. The accused opened fire on the police party and constable Muhammad Aqib received one bullet on his chest and shifted to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The capital police chief along with SSP operations Muhammad Faisal Kamran and other senior officers rushed to the scene with heavy contingent and started search operation after cordoned off the area.

Later the IGP visited the hospital to express condolences to the family of deceased personnel.

The IGP also laid a floral wreath on martyr’s body after that he was sent to his residence at Ghauri Town to laid to rest.

IGP Ahsan said Islamabad police shared grief of the family of victim and said a special team was formed under the supervision of SSP Operations to bring the culprits to justice.

“Every officer is willing to fight for life and property of the citizens till their last drop of blood,” the IGP said, recalling the sacrifices of officers and personnel in the line of duty.“

The cowardice act of criminals cannot browbeat us, instead this will help boost morale of the force,” the IGP said.

 

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