- As a police cruiser is on a routine patrol, terrorists open fire on it.
- Police in Lakki Marwat say they are conducting a search.
- Both Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah criticize it.
Through LAKKI MARWAT Officials announced on Wednesday that two terrorist riding motorcycles opened fire on a patrol car, killing at least six police officers, including an assistant sub-inspector (ASI).
The incident took place inside the Dadiwala Police Station’s boundaries as the officers were on a routine patrol near a local fair, according to a municipal police official.
Among the martyred policemen were ASI Ilm Deen, Detective Foot Constable Ahmed Nawaz, Lower Head Constable Zubair, Frontier Reserve Police Sepoy Usman Ali, Constable Mahmood Khan, and Driver Dil Jan.
According to the district police spokesperson, a search operation has been launched to find the terrorists.
In a statement issued soon after the incident, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the horrifying act and paid tribute to the martyred police personnel. The nation salutes the brave officers who gave their lives in the service of their nation.
Pakistan’s prime minister referred to terrorists as his country’s enemies and issued a warning that Pakistan will take severe action to combat them. He then requested that the “Shuhda Package” be made available to the deceased’s kin by the KP administration.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah took note of the incident and instructed KP Chief Secretary Shehzad Bangash and Inspector-General of Police (IGP) KP Moazam Jah Ansari to submit a report.
KP Mahmood Khan, the chief minister of Punjab, vehemently decried the regrettable incident at the time and remarked that such horrible acts could not break the spirit of Pakistan’s security forces.
He asserted that the provincial administration will not desert the bereaved families during this difficult period.
The relevant personnel were asked by the chief minister to provide a report on the attack on the police van.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah responded to the terrible event by expressing his condolences to the families of the victims and denouncing the act.
The police men who died, according to him, had accomplished the pinnacle of martyrdom. “The cowardly act of terrorists should be condemned as vigorously as possible.”
The Turkish Embassy in Islamabad also sharply condemned the terrorist incident.
Residents of province-wide cities have recently protested in the streets to demand an end to terrorism, but authorities have constantly claimed that everything is under control.
In response to the incidents, CM KP Mahmood Khan earlier this month approved a number of proposals to bolster the provincial police force, particularly in the merged districts, and approved the opening of counterterrorism department (CTD) offices in all districts.
According to a handout, he approved the recommendations while presiding over the Provincial Task Force’s 10th meeting, where he pledged to make all resources available to bolster the police force in line with contemporary demands.