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SP Tahir Khan Dawar laid to rest in Peshawar


PESHAWAR: Martyred Superintendent Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar was laid to rest in Peshawar late Thursday, with bereaved relatives, tribal elders and scores of commoners attending his last rites.

The funeral prayers for martyred police officer were offered at Police Lines in Peshawar Thursday evening.

KP Governor Shah Farman, Chief Minister Mehmood Khan, Corps Commander Lt Gen Shaheen Mazhar, State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi and Chief Secretary Naveed Kamran Baloch attended the funeral prayers.

IG KP Salahuddin Mehsud, Shehram Tarakai and KP government spokesman Ajmal Wazir, relatives of the martyred police officer and a large number of other people were also among the attendees.

Martyred SP Dawar was laid to rest in the city’s Hayatabad graveyard.

Earlier, Afghan officials handed over the body of SP Dawar to a Pakistani delegation.

The body was received at the Torkham border by a tribal jirga led by Dawar’s cousin MNA Mohsin Dawar. State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi along with KP Information Minister Shaukat Yousfazi was also present at the border.

Pakistani officials had held talks with officials from Afghanistan after the latter refused to hand over the body. Afghan officials wanted the body to be handed over to MNA Mohsin Dawar or tribal representatives.

SP Tahir Dawar, who went missing from Islamabad on October 26, was found dead in Nangarhar earlier this week. His martyrdom was confirmed by the Afghan government.

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