A police constable was killed in an exchange of fire with alleged robbers in Mohlanwal on Tuesday night.
Police Constable Muhammad Qaisar was son of police martyred. His father lost his life in a blast in front of Data Darbar a few years back.
ASI Azhar Abbass said he was on patrol in the Sundar area along with a police team on a van when they received a call on 15 that a few suspects were looting citizens. As the police team reached the spot, the suspects had escaped Sundar. They followed the suspects and intercepted them near Automobile Market adjacent Binoon Factory Multan Road where they were looting a shop Kashif autos.
When the police party surrounded them, the suspects resorted to firing. As a result, constable Qaiser received bullet injuries. He was shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. The funeral prayers of martyred Constable Muhammad Qaisar were offered at District Police Lines Qilla Gujjar Singh. Provincial Minister Industries Mian Aslam Iqbal, Inspector General of Police Punjab Inam Ghani, CCPO Lahore Additional IG Ghulam Mahmood Dogar, DIG Investigation Shariq Jamal, DIG Operations Sajid Kiani, DIG Security Mehboob Rashid, SSPs, divisional SPs, brothers and other family members of the martyred Constable and a large number of Police Officers and Jawans attended the funeral.
The burial ceremony of martyred constable Qaisar was observed at his native village Chah Tamoli Manga Mandi.
IG Punjab, CCPO Lahore Ghulam Mahmood Dogar met with the brothers and other family members of the martyred constable and assured them complete cooperation from Punjab Police in every respect. Ghulam Mahmood Dogar said that constable Qaisar has become 319th Shaheed of Lahore Police. CCPO Lahore said that the martyrdom of Jawans of Lahore Police is a visible message to the anti-social elements that our morale is even higher and it proves that we are ready every time to sacrifice even our precious lives for the country and the protection of people.
He further said that special teams have been constituted to trace out the culprits involved in this heinous incident of firing at police party in the Sundar area.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 3rd, 2021.