ISLAMABAD – At least 51 police constables, inspectors including Station House Officer (SHO) were injured during stone pelting by Pakistan Awami Tehrik activists on Monday morning, police official said.
Talking to APP Inspector Arshad of I-9 Police Station said that more than 50 policemen including Station House Officer (SHO) I-9, Qasim Niazi and Constable Safdar Mehmood were severly injured in clashes with the protesters near Faizabad.
Executive Director Polyclinic Dr Zahid Hussain told APP that 34 injured policemen, including Inspectors, sub-inspectors belonging to Azad Kashmir and Islamabad were brought to the Polyclinic.
Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) spokesperson Dr Ayesha said that 11 injured policemen were shifted to the hospital. "Among them SHO Safdar Hussain was critically injured and being operated upon by the doctors" she said.
Benazir Bhutto Hospital official said that six injured were brought to the hospital who were provided treatment. Raising the morale of the police force, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Muhammad Ali Nekokara said "I always commanded my policemen to carry out their duties whole-heartedly and accept upcoming challenges".
"It is an honor to pay tribute to the extraordinary bravery and alert duties of the policemen during such scenario and to those heroes who have laid down their lives in security line" he said.