In line of duty: Family remembers SHO Fawad as ‘jiyala of Sindh police’

Published: April 30, 2012

“He was a true jiyala of the Sindh Police.” PHOTO: EXPRESS/MOHAMMAD NOMAN

KARACHI: As the news spread of SHO Fawad Khan’s death spread, his family and friends found it difficult to reconcile with the sudden loss of the brave 45-year-old.

“He loved being a police officer and his police uniform,” said Khan’s teary brother-inlaw, Jawed Pervez. “He was a true jiyala of the Sindh Police.”

The Civil Lines police station SHO was one of the two policemen who lost their lives in the Lyari operation on Saturday. Having served in the police for the last 18 years, Khan was known to go after wanted  criminals and gangs.

Outside his apartment on Jail Road, relatives, friends and well wishers stood in disbelief on the day of his demise. Khan, who was promoted to SHO last year, solved the Pizza Hut’s doorman murder case and was close to solving the murder case of a German organisation’s employee.

Two years ago, he served in Sudan in the United Nations peacekeeping force and was supposed to go back soon.

“He was so straightforward,so bold,” said Khan’s cousin, Khalid. “He served at nearly every police station in the city, from Darakshan to Gulshan-e- Iqbal to Saddar.”

Following his father’s footsteps, who was a high court lawyer, Khan had studied law at SM Law College. But he chose the police force over the judiciary. Khan, the eldest of six siblings, leaves behind four children.

His younger brother Sajjad, who works for the Crime Investigation Department, his wife, his sister and other family members all mourned his death but were proud of the services he rendered. “He was so brave,” said Khan’s sister-in-law.

“We were told that he was shot in the chest. For us he is a martyr.”

Khan’s namaz-e-janaza was held at the police quarters on Saturday night and on Sunday his body was taken to Peshawar for burial in the Chamkani village.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Hasan Awan
    Apr 30, 2012 - 9:59AM

    I have no idea when Loss of life of every individual in Pakistan will be given equal importance. In Lyari operation more than 4 policemen died and every news outlet is talking about One individual because he was the officer. I have a question that the other three who lost their life in operation were human beings of lesser importance or we damn care about Soldiers or Policemen and we only value the life of Officers in Pakistan???.

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  • A Khan
    Apr 30, 2012 - 11:12AM

    Salute, to the brave son of Soil…may Allah grant you Jannah.

    Pakistan ZIndabad.

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  • Zaheer
    Apr 30, 2012 - 11:33AM

    We are always criticizing police, we need to pay respects. They are humans also. They have families. Well done. He was truly a jiyalaRecommend

  • sars
    Apr 30, 2012 - 12:07PM

    In any case he was a martyr and we should be proud that there were people like him in the police force and hope that there are more people inspired by him. May Allah give his family the strength to bear this loss.

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  • Imran
    Apr 30, 2012 - 12:24PM

    @Hasan Awan: Come on man give the police some respect !!

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  • farhan
    Apr 30, 2012 - 12:26PM

    A Salute to the Brave SON of the Nation.

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  • M Hameed
    Apr 30, 2012 - 1:34PM

    The lyari operaiton is a mess. 24 people have lost their lives. people are forced to remain indoors. the gangs have always been there. why do we need this operation i cant understand, and when it will end. till time being, soldiers such as this sho will continue to lose lives and so will the lyari people

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  • Hasan Awan
    Apr 30, 2012 - 7:00PM

    @Imran: Read my comment again. I am giving more respect than you. My friend died in the past in the line of duty. My point is that when some officer is dead then we asked the bereaved families and sympathize with them but whenever some soldier or ordinary policemen is dead then they are not given any importance. I am giving respect and that is why I am pointing out that the live of every Security personal is as much important as the life of an Officer. My condolences are with the SHO’s family but my condolences are with those 3 Policemen families as well who were not given any importance and were not honored at all because they were ordinary policemen and our media outlets failed to shed light on their lives at all. For me the other three policemen are “Jialas of Sindh” like this Officer as we should give them honor as well.

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  • Shantul Khalid
    May 1, 2012 - 7:06PM

    Any crtisizim of him will not be tolerated. he was my unle and a very brave man. fawad Kaka you will not be forgotten.

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  • Shantul Khalid
    May 1, 2012 - 7:11PM

    Any critiszim of him will not be tolerated at all. He was my uncle and was a lot braver then any of you will ever hope to be. I hope none of you disrespect him. He died so all of us could live in a better city. He will never be forgotten. Hats off to all those security personals who die for us. May Allah grant all of them a place in Jannat-ul-Firdous. Thank you all for the wishes.

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  • neha khan
    May 2, 2012 - 1:08AM

    S.H.O FAWAD KHAN was my phopah….he was soo brave and me and my all cousins liked him very much…he was our good teacher he tell us that wt is write and wt is wrong….tast lime i saw him in my cuzn’s wedding he was lo0king very smart and i click the photo of him with all my family members…he is martrayed by his own police officiers when he ask for the help no police man or ssp come to help cause they were afraid but my uncle fawad phopha was a brave man and every 1 is proud to him….fawad phopha hats off to u!!!!….may allah send him to the place JANNAT-U-TUL FIRDAUS ameen

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  • Salman ALI
    May 3, 2012 - 10:29AM

    Fawwad lala – forever loved – forever loved.

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