We cannot forget the sacrifices of late SP Chaudhry Aslam Khan, said additional Karachi IG Mushtaq Mahar on Saturday at the second death anniversary of Karachi’s super cop.
On his second death anniversary, additional Karachi IG Mahar, Counter-Terrorism Department DIG Arif Hanif, AIG Amir Farooqui, SP Farooq Awan, Irfan Bahadur and Mazhar Mashwani, besides politicians such as Saleem Zia of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz and Najmi Alam of Pakistan Peoples Party also participated and lauded the efforts of SP Aslam.
“We cannot forget the sacrifices of the late Aslam Khan,” said Mahar while speaking on the occasion. SP Khan lost his life in a deadly bomb attack on January 9, 2014, at Lyari Expressway near Essa Nagri. His security guard and driver also lost their lives in the deadly attack. SP Khan’s death anniversary was held at the Police Headquarters, Garden, which, besides his family members and relatives, was also attended by a large number of politicians and police officials.
SP Khan was a threat to militants as he had been serving his duty for more than 30 years in Karachi police and killed and arrested a number of suspects belonging to various banned militant outfits, Lyari-based gangs and political parties in numerous encounters and raids.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed the responsibility of his killing. Khan joined the force in 1987. He became the inspector and station house officer at the Kalakot police station in 1991 and then Gulbahar SHO in 1994. He was one of the few officers left alive who participated in the infamous clean-up operation against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement in the 1990s.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 10th, 2016.