Railway Road named after Safwat Ghayyur

Railway Road named after murdered commandant of the paramilitary FC Safwat Ghayyur, by K-P govt.

Express November 06, 2010

PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government named Railway Road in the University Town area after the murdered commandant of the paramilitary Frontier Constabulary (FC) Safwat Ghayyur on Thursday.

The road has been named as Safwat Ghayyur Shaheed Avenue to acknowledge the services of the former city police chief in the ongoing war on terror.

Ghayyur was killed in a suicide attack near the busy FC Chowk close to the force’s headquarters in Peshawar Cantonment on August 04. Talking to on the occasion, K-P Senior Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Bashir Ahmed Bilour, said that men with courage like Safwat Ghayyur are born in centuries and paid the slain officer glowing tributes for his services during the ongoing insurgency.

He said that Safwat conducted such a good operation in Kaladhaka area of K-P, after that there remained no need to call army to this area.

He said that militants were behind terrorist activities in the country and there was no presence of Blackwater in Pakistan.

The Federal Interior Minister, he said, had said that there was no Blackwater in Pakistan and blaming this organization for militant activities was wrong.

He said that those who are talking against Blackwater are either afraid of militants or trying to protect them.

“If anyone had proof of Blackwater presence, then he should give the proof to the government so that it can take action against them,” Bilour said.

He said that there were reports of militant’s presence in settled areas and the government was taking action against them i a manner so that public damage could be minimum.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 6th, 2010.


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