Islamabad - Qudratullah Khan Marwat, an officer of the Police Service of Pakistan who was lastly posted as additional IGP KP, was given a farewell dinner here in a befitting ceremony.

He had served in Punjab police for ten years and 16 years in KP. A gold medallist in MBA from Gomal University, the officer had an unblemished record and diligently served for the uplift of department and relieve of masses.

The farewell was arranged principally by Dr Syed Kaleem Imam, Kamal Uddin Tipu, Nadir Mumtaz, and Abid Saeed, which was attended by other prominent batch-mates of the group. Qudratullah, an officer from the 16th common, had joined civil services in the year 1988. The said batch comprised 104 officers from the eleventh group. Over the years, of the batch, six died naturally, ten left service for green pastures and six are retired.

The colleagues said it was “time for new adventure, as they are retired from work and not from life.”

Qudratullah recapped his challenges, citing his lawful stance against Caesars of the times, organisational difficulties and grief of losing his son-in-law in an act of terrorism.

His rise from humble background and remote area of Lukki Marwat to the top orbit is sheer display of honesty, hard and intelligent work despite turmoil milieu. The programme had a pictorial slide show, commoner’s crispy remarks and presentations of souvenirs shaded with mellowness of parting of a colleague.