SP Tahir Khan Dawar laid to rest amid tears, tribute in Peshawar

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November 16,2018

Martyred SP Tahir Khan Dawar was laid to rest in Hayatabad graveyard on Thursday night.

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PESHAWAR: Martyred Superintendent Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar was laid to rest in Peshawar amid tears and tribute late on Thursday.

The funeral prayers for martyred officer were offered at the Malik Saad Shaheed Police Lines in Peshawar Thursday evening and he was buried in Hayatabad graveyard late night. Bereaved relatives, security officials, tribal elders, and hundreds of commoners attended his last rites.

A smart contingent of the Peshawar Police presented the salute to the coffin of the martyred policeman.

KP Governor Shah Farman, Chief Minister Mehmood Khan, Corps Commander Lt Gen Shaheen Mazhar, State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi and Chief Secretary Naveed Kamran Baloch, IG KP Salahuddin Mehsud, Shehram Tarakai, KP government spokesman Ajmal Wazir, and a large number of other people were also among the attendees.

SP Tahir Dawar, who went missing from Islamabad on October 26, was found dead in Nangarhar earlier this week. His martyrdom was confirmed by the Afghan government.

Earlier, Afghan officials handed over the body of SP Dawar to a Pakistani delegation at the Torkham border. SP's cousin MNA Mohsin Dawar, State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi and KP Information Minister Shaukat Yousfazi were present at the border.

Pakistan had expressed concern over inordinate delay in handing over mortal remains of Shaheed SP Tahir Dawar by Afghan authorities.

The Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said that Diplomatic and humanitarian norms needed to be observed, especially in such circumstances.

In a separate statement, ISPR said: "Brutal murder of SP Tahir in Afghanistan is highly condemnable. We have lost a brave police officer."

He added that Tahir Dawar's abduction, move to Afghanistan, murder and follow up behaviour of Afghan authorities raise questions.


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