46 policemen recommended for gallantry awards
By Hameedullah Abid
ISLAMABAD: The National Police Bureau (NPB) has recommended 46 police officers for medals and awards under the Decorating Act 1975, for their outstanding performance in maintaining law and order in the country.
In a summary sent to Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali, the NPB has recommended honouring 13 police officers with the prestigious Quaid-e-Azam Police Medal and 33 with the President Police Medal on Independence Day, Daily Times learnt on Friday.
Interior Secretary Tasneem Noorani chaired two meetings of the scrutiny committee on July 16 and 30, 2003 to consider the recommendations for the grant of Quaid-e-Azam Police Medal and President Police Medal to police officers on Independence Day this year. NPB Director General Aftab Nabi and Interior Joint Secretary Junaid Iqbal Ch were the committee’s members.
The scrutiny committee considered 50 recommendations received from the four provinces, 13 from Punjab, 19 from Sindh, eight from the NWFP and 10 from Balochistan. Islamabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Northern Areas did not send any recommendations.
Sources in the NPB said the committee recommended Fayyaz Ahmed Qureshi and Tanveer Murad of Sindh Police for cash awards instead of medals for gallantry. The summary sent to the PM Secretariat recommended awards for the following officers:
For Quaid-e-Azam Police Medal:
Punjab: Moravet Ali Shah, Rawalpindi SSP/DPO, Syed Javaid Hussain Shah, Vehari DPO, Nizam Shahid Durrani, Bahawalpur CIA SP, and Saeed Ahmed, Multan SI.
Sindh: Muhammad Imran Awan, Khairpur Inspector (posthumous), Ghulam Shabbir Shaikh, Sukkur DPO, Capt (r) Muhammad Tahir Naveed, Khairpur SSP, Ghulam Mahmood Dogar, Karachi SP, and Syed Nayyar Hussain Haider, Sukkur Addl IG.
NWFP: Usman Zakria, Kohat SSP.
Balochistan: Humayun Jogezai, Quetta DIG (QPM Bar), Abid Ali, Quetta SSP, and Abdul Aziz Bulo, Sibbi DIG (posthumous).
For President Police Medal:
Punjab: Sardar Maqsood Khan, Rawalpindi DSP/SDPO, Rana Shahid Pervaiz, Rawalpindi DSP/SDPO, Raja Muhammad Saqlain, Rawalpindi inspector, Mr Habib Ahmad Khan, Multan Cantt DSP/SDPO, Zafar Iqbal, Vehari inspector, Ejaz Shafi, Multan inspector, Ehsanullah, Multan inspector, Shakeel Ahmad, Multan SI, and Muhammad Waseem, Multan SI.
Sindh: Ghulam Qadir Thebo, Sanghar SSP, Sultan Ali Khawaja, Larkana DPO, Imdad Ali Solangi, Khairpur DSP, Manzoor Ahmed Sangri, Sukkur CRO, Iqtidar Alam, Karachi ASI, AD Khawaja, Hyderabad DPO, Muhammad Rizwan, Karachi ASP/SSPO, Rana Mahmood Pervez, Karachi DSP/SDPO, Miandad Jakhro, Tando Muhammad Khan TPO, and Syed Shahid Hameed, Sanghar DPO.
NWFP: Nisar Ahmed Tanoli, ASP, Abdul Jabbar, ASP, Gul Dar, SI, Havelian Police Station SHO, Muhammad Ilyas, ASI, Havelian Police Station, Sabz Ali, head constable, Sabz Ali, constable, and Imran Afridi, constable (posthumous).
Balochistan: Bota Khan, head constable, Dil Murad, constable, Bashir Ahmed, Quetta head constable (posthumous), Jamil Akhtar, Quetta head constable (posthumous), Abdul Rahim, Quetta constable (posthumous), Nawab Khan, head constable (posthumous), and Muhammad Suleman, constable (posthumous).