ISLAMABAD:The Police Martyrs Day is being observed today (Sunday). Police Martyrs Day aims to honor brave fighters of the nation and express solidarity with their families. Police Department honors the sacrifices of ‘Jawans’ who laid down their lives. The Martyrs Day was observed for the fourth consecutive year on the death anniversary of Shaheed Safwat Ghayur, the commandant of Frontier Constabulary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police who was martyred in a suicide attack on his vehicle on 4th August, 2010.
Special functions will be held across the country to appreciate sacrifices of police force for establishing peace. President Dr Arif Alvi has said that the whole nation is indebted to martyrs who laid down their lives for security of the country and the nation.
In a message on Police Martyrs Day, the President paid rich tributes to unmatched sacrifices of police officers and personnel. He said despite difficult situation and limited resources, the police has played an exemplary role in establishment of peace and protecting the lives of people. He said our security forces are successfully taking on the enemy and such elements will be eradicated soon.
In a statement on Police Martyrs Day, Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah said sacrifices of the nation’s martyrs are testimony to the fact that Pakistan is in safe hands. He said police is always ready to lay down their lives for dignity and survival of the country. Paying rich tributes to the vigilance of police, the Interior Minister said the force has dispensed its duties efficiently, despite lack of resources and other issues.
He offered prayers for high place of all martyrs in heaven. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in his message on Police Martyrs Day said blood of martyrs is an important component in struggle for peace and security. He said the nation pays rich tribute to the sacrifices of their martyrs. He said police and security forces are working day and night against anti-state elements.