In the line of duty: DIG Fayyaz Sumbal laid to rest in Lahore

Published: August 9, 2013

Relatives and colleagues gather near the caskets of victims killed in a suicide bomb attack before funeral ceremony at a police headquarters in Quetta August 8, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

LAHORE: Deputy Inspector General Operations Fayyaz Sumbal, who, along with a number of senior police officers, was killed in a suicide bombing at a funeral in Quetta, was laid to rest in his hometown of Lahore, on Friday, Express News reported.

DIG Sumbal the most senior police officer deputed in Quetta, along with a number of police officers were attending the funeral of SHO Mohibullah, who was gunned down just hours before in Quetta. Just as the officers had gathered to pay their last respects to their colleague in the maximum security Police Lines, a Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan suicide bomber blew himself up, killing over 30 people and injured over 40 others.

On Friday, Eid day, Sumbal’s body was flown to Lahore for the last rites.

His funeral prayers were offered at the Elite Police Training centre, before being laid to rest at the Wapda Town graveyard.

Sumbal’s brohter-in-law noted after the funeral prayers that the slain officer was very brave and had always reassured his family that the situation was not that bad in militancy-hit Quetta.

CCPO Lahore and DIG Operations along with other senior officers attended the funeral prayers.

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Reader Comments (18)

  • Blithe
    Aug 9, 2013 - 10:11PM

    Rest in peace.

    We need more dedicated CSS police officers to be transferred to Baichistan.
    The best and the brightest need to be posted there to tackle the lawlessness.

    Nawaz Sharif, please ensure that postings are done on merit and national interest.
    We cannot have a situation where police officers are lazing around in GOR Lahore.

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  • Syed A. Mateen
    Aug 9, 2013 - 10:59PM

    The aim of the terrorists is to rule the country through Taliban style government.

    No sane person would spare his life after becoming suicude bomber unless and otherwise he is kept in confinement and brain washed completely.

    Fayyaz Sumbal has laid down his life in the line if duty, but was he suppose to go in this way and manner after being killed by suicude bomber?

    Late Fayyaz Sumbul had left a question mark for the senior Police Officers as how to tackle terrorism in Pakistan?

    If proper and concrete steps are not taken at this junction, I am afraid that more senior Police Officers will be killed in the line of duty.

    Since terrorism has started in the country after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in Pakistan and the situation has become so worst that the government should now allot more land for the new graveyards, so that dead should be buried in the new graveyards, as there is no more space left in the old graveyards.

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  • bilal
    Aug 9, 2013 - 11:06PM

    Brave hero RIP

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  • The Khan-Waterloo,Ontario
    Aug 10, 2013 - 12:32AM

    This broke my heart into so many pieceeeeeeeeees

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  • Em
    Aug 10, 2013 - 12:36AM

    So many coffins. So many deaths.

    Thoughts and prayers for the deceased and the bereaved. May Allah give the bereaved the strength to carry on. And may the deceased have their souls rest in peace. May justice ay done one day.

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  • Ali Khan
    Aug 10, 2013 - 2:18AM

    whay no body is mentioning INDIAN eganda in balochistan go people read on indian web sites its an open fact the India is envolve in terrorism and specialy in balochistan there prime target is to destabelise pakistan. do some thing about this wackup PAK GOV and ISI
    its time to paback with intrust.

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  • MJ
    Aug 10, 2013 - 2:40AM

    One must have political will to solve the problem of terrorism. Terrorist don’t understand the language of love or reason and only message that can be delivered to them has to be through the barrel of a gun. During the days of Bhutto, Khar was a minister who used to take care of miscreants by staging fake encounters. He was able to bring peace to Punjab within 4 months of taking charge. Indian Police also got rid of most of gangsters by staging encounters. I know it is a violation of the rights of criminals and some innocent people will be killed but either that or we can add another 40,000 people to the tally of the ones killed by these terrorists. We can arrest a few them and put them in jails but either they will be let go off by our justice system or freed up by there comrades. We have to give law enforcement agencies the power to shoot first and ask questions later.

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  • Pakistani
    Aug 10, 2013 - 3:18AM

    A true hero…. May Allah grant you jannat. The whole nation is indebted to you sir and salute you for your courage

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  • abc
    Aug 10, 2013 - 4:51AM

    Thank you officer, for your sacrifice to our motherland – will never be forgotten

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  • Someone
    Aug 10, 2013 - 5:18AM

    Please keep their entire family in your prayers. It has been learned that, out of shock, DIG Sumbal’s mother has also passed as well as one of his sisters. May Allah give his entire family the patience to deal with this tragedy. And may Allah give Pakistan the strength to overcome all her difficulties. Ameen.

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  • qaisar
    Aug 10, 2013 - 7:35AM

    bravo…bravo….bravo…..i salute u officers…………………. any body having news about Sumbal shb’s qul khawni?? plz let me know ……………..

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  • AR
    Aug 10, 2013 - 11:54AM

    Salute to these brave heros for giving ultimate sacrifice for the country. RIP

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  • zafar iqbal awan
    Aug 10, 2013 - 11:56AM

    We salute to all the brave heroes who laid down their lives fighting against terrorism and share grief with their families. This is real Jahad and sons of the soil have been tasked to protect their motherland against international conspiracy hatched out by the Super Powers. With the Grace of God we will finally win this war but after giving unprecedented sacrifices. I am not hopeful from the present leadership because they do not have talent to coup with the crises and they do not have a courage to face the supporters of militants as well. Moreover they are not directly targets of terrorists so it would continue for the time being. I have one humble request to media to maintain a record of each heroic incident and recommend to name each place on the name of Heroes who sacrificed their lives. They all deserve to be awarded medals, In the Quetta incidents, the SHO and DIG should be give NISHAN-E-HAIDERS.

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  • Muhammad Kashif
    Aug 10, 2013 - 12:11PM

    These Police officers martyred won the heart of every one in Pakistan. Recommend

  • Tanveer
    Aug 10, 2013 - 12:21PM

    Country’s senior police officer martyred during duty and the word being used is “killed”… Who ever is incharge of preparing / reviewing the reports at ET needs to be trained in english and importantly in “ETHICS”…

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  • Aysha M
    Aug 10, 2013 - 1:09PM

    Shahadat & Ramadan; great way and great timing to check out, cant be topped. May Allah bless his soul and be with the aggrieved family (ameen). What are Taliban apologists thinking, how long and many more?

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  • Saqs
    Aug 10, 2013 - 7:29PM

    @The Khan-Waterloo,Ontario:
    The feeling is mutual! It’s very very sad…. He was the top performer….

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  • Aug 19, 2013 - 9:07AM

    I strongly condemned the attack on a Senior Police Officer DIG Fayyaz Sumbal. May Allah rest his soul in heaven. TTP is a terrorist organization, we have to take bold steps regarding security policy but our political leaders do not listen the music. Shahadat of DIG Fayyaz Sumbal gave us a lesson to fight against terrorism without any fear. The death of DIG Fayyaz Sumbal also revealed that a Lover of this homeland can secrify his/her everything even his soul. Salute to martyred DIG/Operations of Quetta..

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