The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa hailed the sacrifices on police martyrs day (Youm-e-Shuhada), which is being observed with great reverence nationwide on Saturday to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

COAS remarked in a message, “Police have rendered great sacrifices in the war against terrorism."

"While all security forces fight terrorists, the police have played a greater role in defeating terrorism,” he said, adding that we stand with our police in the national effort.

The COAS’ message was shared by Inter Services Public Relations Director General on his Twitter account. 

However, The Martyrs Day is being remembered for the fourth consecutive year on the death anniversary of Shaheed Safwat Ghayur, the commandant of Frontier Constabulary KP Police who was martyred in a suicide attack on his vehicle near the paramilitary force headquarters on August 4, 2010.

While paying tribute to the fallen cops, Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari said that the martyrs have written a history of bravery and courage with their blood.

Furthermore, he said that the nation remembers the great sacrifices rendered by police and that they gave their blood to make the country a citadel of peace. He further said, "The police force and other law enforcement agencies are fully engaged in eradicating the internal enemies."