SP Tahir Dawar funeral prayers offered in Peshawar
web hamari: The funeral prayers of the slain police superintendent (SP), Tahir Khan Dawar, were offered at the police lines in Peshawar on Thursday.
KP Governor Shah Farman, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Minister of State for the Interior Shehryar Afridi, IG KP Police, Salahuddin Khan Mahsud, and other officials attended the funeral.
Tahir Khan Dawar, who was abducted in the G-10/4 area of Islamabad on October 26, was killed in Afghanistan when his tortured body was found in the Dur Baba district of Nangarhar province this week.
The Afghan authorities handed over the mortal remains of the martyred policeman to a Pakistani delegation at the Torkham border crossing this afternoon, after which the body was taken to Peshawar.
The Foreign Office said in a statement that Pakistan expected the Afghan authorities to offer full cooperation in determining the circumstances behind the assassination of the Afghan police officer.
“The sad episode of recovery of SP Tahir Khan Dawar’s body after his brutal murder in Afghanistan two days ago ended when an official delegation brought him here today.” We offer our deepest condolences to the grieving family and pray for the Maghfirah of the deceased soul, “the statement said.
After the news of Dawar’s death on the afternoon of November 13, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul immediately contacted the Afghan authorities to confirm and deliver the body of the deceased to Pakistan. The Pakistani ambassador had asked the Afghan government to immediately send the mortal remains that renounce routine formalities.
The Charity of Afghanistan Affairs in Islamabad was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs twice yesterday, and again this afternoon to register our strong protest for the excessive delay and the way in which the body was handed over, said the Foreign Office.
“Written and verbal arrangements were made, which resulted in the visit of an official delegation to Afghanistan, which brought her back to Peshawar tonight.”
Earlier, it was reported that Afghan officials refused to hand over the mortal remains of the policeman to a Pakistani delegation led by Interior Minister Shehryar Afridi, who arrived at Torkham Gate to receive his body.
They delivered the body to a jirga composed of tribal elders and MNA Mohsin Dawar.