Police failed to control crime in Attock

Raza Naqvi

Police could not control over the recent wave of target killings in Attock posing life threats and panic among the people of the inter provincial bordering territory despite taking prompt notice of the Inspector General Punjab Police Mr. Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan. Reports said three innocent persons include a local journalist Arshad Jaffery along with Akhtar Nawaz and Nazim Khan were gunned down by some unknown assailants on Dec 28, 2022 in broad day light in village Mari Kanjoor and fled away leaving the dead on the spot.

The District Police Officer Attock Mr. Fazal Hamid constituted a committee to find the clue of the incident in coordination with the bereaved family following the orders of the Inspector General Punjab Police.

Meanwhile, three masked killers also opened indiscriminate firing upon a vendor Sher Mohammad in a day light at Fawara Chowk Attock City on January 02, 2023 and earlier one Fazal Dad was also targeted in an overcrowded area of Attock City. All these incidence of targeting killings werealso reported to the local police as usual but police could not reach at the conclusion till to date. However, the tall claims of the District Police for protection of lives, assets and honoursof its people arise a question mark.

It is mentioned that the Inspector General Police Punjab Muhammad Amir Zulfiqar Khan has also directed that red tapeism culture in internal working of police must be eliminated and delaying tactics regarding the working of important decisions will not be tolerated.