ISLAMABAD - It were the best security arrangements, which kept terrorists, militants and other anti-state actors away from Islamabad during Eid days, capital police chief claimed on Thursday.

In a press release, Inspector General of Police Islamabad Aftan Ahmed Cheema said that Islamabad police made best possible security arrangements on the eve of Eidul Fitr in the capital. He said that the officers as well as jawans of the police performed their duties with dedication and commitment to ensure protection to the lives and property of citizens.

The police chief was expressing his views on the overall performance of Islamabad Police on eve of Eidul Fitr during a reception arranged for the policemen at the Police Line Headquarters. AIG Sultan Azam Temuri, SSP Islamabad Muhammad Ali Nekokara, SP/HQ Rana Tahir Rehman and other police officials were also present on this occasion.

According to the ICT police chief, effective patrolling was made in the city to avoid any untoward incident on this occasion and the police officers aimed to boost morale of their jawans remained present with them at the police pickets.

He said that moments of Eid are very crucial for those who are far away from their near and dear ones at this cheerful occasion. “I can feel that it is very difficult for policemen to remain away from their children, parents, brothers, sisters and relatives on this occasion. However, it is in our duty to protect the country and serve the people. For the integrity of the country and protection to the lives and property of the citizens, our policemen can sacrifice everything,” he maintained.

Commandos of anti-terrorism squad and Pakistan Rangers also performed duties at important places while special deployment was ensured at the Faisal Masjid. As many as 4,500 policemen performed security duties and police teams led by Station House Officers ensured continuous patrolling at various sectors and areas besides recovering looted items, wine and weapons from criminals.

SSP Islamabad Muhammad Ali Nekokara monitored the overall comprehensive security arrangements and effective patrolling measures in the city. Combing and search operation was conducted at various areas while additional strength was deputed at police pickets for maintaining high vigilance.

Woman among 3 killed in Lakki

Ghulam Mursalin adds from Lakki Marwart: Three people, including a woman, were killed and two others were wounded in separate firing and road related incidents in different parts of the district during the days of Eidul Fitr.

Police said that a motorcyclist Intafullah (25) was killed and his nephew Furqanullah was seriously wounded when their bike hit a camel Peerwala Mor on Lakki-Darra Tang road. The injured Furqanullah was taken to government city hospital wherefrom he was shifted to district headquarters hospital at Bannu.

The deceased Intafullah was the younger brother of a renowned bank official Hameedullah Khan. Later, he was laid to rest in Khoidadkhel Graveyard. A large number of people attended his funeral prayers. Separately, a woman was shot dead over an old dispute in Tajazai town in the area limits of Ghaznikhel Police Station.

Complainant Muhammad Afaq told police in his preliminary report that he along with his mother Zareena Bibi and cousin Awaleen Khan was going home when rivals ambushed them near the building of Government Primary School Daulat Tajazai. As a result, Afaq said his mother Zareena Bibi died instantly while he and his cousin escaped miraculously.

He further stated that the killers, including Habibur Rehman and Tanveer fled the place after committing the murder. In another shooting incident, a man was killed and his brother sustained serious bullet injures over women related dispute in Aazerkhel village.

“The incident took place in the jurisdiction of Shaheed Haibat Ali Khan Police Station of Darra Pezu town,” said police. They said that Muhammad Shahid and Muhammad Zahid came under attack by their rivals near their house. Muhammad Shahid was killed on the spot while his brother Muhammad Zahid was seriously wounded and was shifted to rural health centre Titterkhel,” police further said.

Police registered a case against the killers, including Hameedullah, Sanaullah, Hazrat Ali and their father Saeed Khan on the complaint of Abdul Waheed, the brother of deceased.