DERA GHAZI KHAN - Thousands of people flocked to the house of Airports Security Force (ASF) official Samiullah, who was martyred in the plane crash, at Mohallah Nizamabad in city.

The people belonging to every walk of life including lawyers, doctors, social workers, public servants, journalists and businessmen expressed sorrow with the family members when the news of Samiullah’s death reached the city.

Talking to the media men, Waseem Khan, the younger brother of the martyr, with tears rolling down from his cheeks said, “It was shocking news for all of us when we received a phone call from Islamabad that the plane having Samiullah on board had crashed near Kaseel in Havelian on December 7, 2016.”

Waseem said that Samiullah had joined Airports Security Force (ASF) four years ago. “He was unmarried and his marriage was scheduled for the next month. We are six brothers and one sister. Last week, Samiullah was celebrating his holidays at home with us. He returned back at duty just before two days ago. The family members confirmed that coffin carrying his body has been received and funeral prayers will be offered after reaching dead body here,” Waseem concluded.

Historic graves

damaged again

Despite inquiry order by district administration officer, the Border Military Police (BMP) have failed to probe the digging of historic graves in British cemetery at Fort Munro.

It is second time when BMP DG Khan has failed to protect historic graves. Some unidentified persons have dug the historic grave of Maud Evelyn, the wife of Captain ML Ferrar of Indian Punjab Commission, who died on Oct 13, 1906 at the age of 26 while giving birth to a baby boy at (Khar) Fort Munro.

Sources told The Nation that at night of November 16, 2016 some unidentified person tried to dig the British lady grave. What they did there, it was mysterious incident.

Earlier, an incident was happened on September 20, 2006. At that time, eight foreigners during unlawful stay at Fort Munro stole coffin of British lady Maud Evelyn and successfully escaped from there to India.

British cemetery Fort Munro has a total five graves, two of infants Walter, son of Mr and Mrs WC Oram Aug 12, 1910- Aug 17, 1910, and James Frederick, son of Captain JWC Hutchinson September 23, 1897 - April 26, 1989. One grave of Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons Horace Alleby Smith, a medical officer, and one NH Smith, who drowned in the Dames Lake at Fort Munro on August 2, 1900. The last grave is of Maud Evelyn, the wife of Captain Ferrar. When approached, SHO BMP Station Fort Munro Hafiz Yousaf, Circle Officer Fort Munro Jamadar Ejaz Khan and Commandant BMP Babar Bashir denied the occurring of the incident.

They said that it was fake story of dig out grave by some local persons. But after seeing snapshot of the grave at British cemetery, Commandant BMP Babar Bashir replied, “Really! sad, that is insane, it appears to be a designed act of ill intention.”