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November 20, 2018

Tribute paid to Tahir Dawar


November 20, 2018

PESHAWAR: The participants of a condolence reference at the Malik Saad Shaheed Police Lines here on Monday paid tributes to the martyred Superintendent of Police (SP) Muhammad Tahir Khan Dawar.

A number of senior and junior police officers, friends and media persons attended the reference. Tahir Khan Dawar was one of the most vocal and active officers of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police who was kidnapped on October 26 from Islamabad and later his body was found in Afghanistan on November 13.

The officers and friends of the martyred policemen lit candles and offered Fateha Khwani for the departed soul of the cop. Tahir Dawar belonged to North Waziristan and was recruited in the force in 1995 as assistant sub-inspector. He was recently promoted and posted as acting SP Rural in Peshawar.

He was known as a brave officer who survived attempts on his life, including suicide bombings in Bannu and other parts of the province.Apart from the KP Police, Dawar also served in the Federal Investigation Agency for a couple of years.

“He was one of our competent officers. He was not only brave but was equally a

good manager in every situation,” Capital City Police Officer Qazi Jamilur Rehman told the participants of the reference.

He said the force would always remember the deceased as a brave and competent officer. “Not only the entire force but also the public will miss Tahir Dawar for long,” said Qazi Jamil.

Apart from others, the colleagues of Tahir Dawar, Tariq Habib, Shafiullah Gandapur, Shaukat Khan, Inayat Ali Shah, Crimes and Terrorism Journalists Forum’s president Imran Bukhari, general secretary Qaiser Khan, and friends paid tributes to the martyred police officer.

They shared their personal experiences for being close to late Tahir Dawar in the past. Our correspondent in Mardan adds: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Khanzada Khan said Monday the government did not take steps to timely recover the martyred police officer Tahir Dawar.

Talking to reporters at the Mardan Press Club, he said the martyrdom of Tahir Dawar put a question mark on the performance of federal government and its agencies.He added it must be probed as to how the police officer was kidnapped from Islamabad and shifted to Afghanistan.

Khanzada Khan said the federal government acted like a silent spectator and did nothing to ensure the safe recovery of the police officer. The PPP leader said the matter should be properly investigated and the perpetrators should be brought to justice. He said the incident had created a sense of uncertainty among the people. He also condemned the role of Afghanistan in the incident.

Khanzada Khan said the 100-day performance of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government was not satisfactory. He said the common people had been exposed to price hike and inflation due to the, what he believed were, flawed policies of the rulers.

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