Policeman killed, another wounded in RYK firing

LAHORE/RAHIM YAR KHAN: Punjab police chief Faisal Shahkar paid tribute to Constable Muhammad Akbar, who was killed in Rahim Yar Khan in an exchange of fire with dacoits in the riverine area.

The IG Police said that brave martyrs like Constable Muhammad Akbar are pride of the department and the Punjab police will never forget the sacrifices of its martyrs.

He said that Constable Muhammad Akbar sacrificed his life in the line of duty, carrying forward the mission of the martyrs. “Punjab Police is committed to ensuring all possible protection of life and property of the people and elimination anti-social elements.”

He further directed to provide the best welfare to family members of martyrs and also ensure the best medical facilities for the injured personnel. He expressed these views while paying tribute to the eternal sacrifice of Constable Muhammad Akbar.

According to details, another son of the Punjab Police embraced martyrdom in the line of duty, whose funeral prayer was offered at Police Lines Rahim Yar Khan. Constable Muhammad Akbar was martyred when dacoits in Katcha area opened fire on a police mobile avn. Resultantly, ASI Ijazuz Nabi, Constable Azhar Hussain, Najam and driver Naveed sustained injuries.

On the instructions of Shahkar, top police leadership attended the funeral of the deceased held at Rahim Yar Khan Police Lines.

The body was taken to his native Chowk Bahadurpur near Sadiqabad for burial, where a second funeral was offered. Akbar is survived by his parents, wife, four children and a sister.


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