ISLAMABAD: An official of the IHC has drowned in the Indus River near Tehsil Jand in the Attock. IHC official Sabir Hussain was the personal secretary to Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui. The 45-year-old was enjoying his summer vacations by swimming in the river when he drowned. According to his Hussain’s relative Irfan Ahmed, the IHC official had gone to the popular picnic spot at Ziyarat Bela in Jand on the banks of the River Indus along with his friends on June 30. His friend said that Hussain was a good swimmer. He added that Hussain had swum to some distance in the river when a powerful current caught him unawares and dragged him under the water. Noting that their friend in distress, they tried to mount a rescue, but since none of them could swim, all they could do was watch his body disappear in the river.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2017.