President Alvi, COAS Bajwa pays tribute to police martyrs

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and President Arif Alvi paid tribute to the martyrs of Pakistan Police and their families in his message on the occasion of Police Martyrs Day being observed today.

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President Arif Alvi, in a statement released today, said that the nation is “indebted to martyrs who laid down their lives for the security of the country”.

“Despite difficult situation and limited resources, the police have played an exemplary role in the establishment of peace and protecting the lives of people,” Radio Pakistan quoted him as saying.

In a tweet shared by the Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Army Chief was quoted as saying, “salute to martyrs of Pakistan Police & their families on Police Martyrs Day. Pakistan Police over the years has proved to be a strong professional force. Pakistan Police has made phenomenal contributions alongside other security forces in counter-terrorism operations.”

The nation is observing Police Martyrs Day to honour the brave fighters and express solidarity with their families.

The day is being observed for the fourth consecutive year on the death anniversary of Shaheed Safwat Ghayur, the commandant of Frontier Constabulary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police who was martyred in a suicide attack on his vehicle on August 4, 2010.

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