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Taliban bombing kills senior police officer Chaudhry Aslam

Updated Dec 24, 2014 12:31pm


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File photo shows SP CID Chaudhry Aslam, who was killed in a powerful explosion targeting his vehicle in Karachi on Thursday.—File Photo
File photo shows SP CID Chaudhry Aslam, who was killed in a powerful explosion targeting his vehicle in Karachi on Thursday.—File Photo
Photo shows the wreckage of slain police officer Chaudhary Aslam's vehicle after a Taliban bombing claimed his life in Karachi, Jan 9, 2014.—Photo by Asif Mehmood
Photo shows the wreckage of slain police officer Chaudhary Aslam's vehicle after a Taliban bombing claimed his life in Karachi, Jan 9, 2014.—Photo by Asif Mehmood
Photo shows the wreckage of slain police officer Chaudhary Aslam's vehicle after a Taliban bombing claimed his life in Karachi, Jan 9, 2014.—Photo by Asif Mehmood
Photo shows the wreckage of slain police officer Chaudhary Aslam's vehicle after a Taliban bombing claimed his life in Karachi, Jan 9, 2014.—Photo by Asif Mehmood
Photo shows rescue workers at the site of the blast that killed senior police officer Chaudhary Aslam in Karachi, Jan 9, 2014.—Photo by Asif Mehmood
Photo shows rescue workers at the site of the blast that killed senior police officer Chaudhary Aslam in Karachi, Jan 9, 2014.—Photo by Asif Mehmood
Photo shows rescue workers at the site of the blast that killed senior police officer Chaudhary Aslam in Karachi, Jan 9, 2014.—Photo by Asif Mehmood
Photo shows rescue workers at the site of the blast that killed senior police officer Chaudhary Aslam in Karachi, Jan 9, 2014.—Photo by Asif Mehmood

KARACHI: A powerful explosion targeted a convoy of police vehicles in Karachi on Thursday killing senior police official Chaudhry Aslam Khan.

Chaudhry Aslam, who had survived numerous assassination attempts in the past, died along with two other officers when the bomb targeted the convoy on the Lyari expressway in Karachi.

Senior police officer Iqbal Mehmood confirmed to reporters that SP CID Chaudhary Aslam Khan died in the attack, which took place around 4:40 pm near the Essa Nagri area.

A suicide bomber smashed his vehicle into Aslam's convoy and he and two other policemen were killed, Iqbal Mehmood, a senior officer with the criminal investigation department, told news agency AFP.

The blast was so powerful that it threw the shattered wreckage of Aslam's vehicle some 20 metres from where it was hit.

The Mohmand agency chapter of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Sajjad Mohmand, a spokesman for the militant group said Aslam was targeted for carrying out operations against the TTP. “Aslam was involved in killing Taliban prisoners in CID cells in Karachi and was on the top of our hit-list,” he said.

Television channels showed that the powerful blast completely destroyed the bullet-proof car of the slain police officer.

This was not the first time that the Aslam was targeted by the banned group. The slain officer was targeted at least three times earlier for his bold stance against Taliban militants.

Aslam had been receiving threats from the Pakistani Taliban, which tried to kill him in September 2011 in a huge explosion that tore off the front of his house in the port city.

After that attack he made a defiant appearance before the media, saying: “I will give my life but I won't bow to terrorists.”

Earlier on Thursday, Aslam had claimed the killing of three suspected members of the Pakistani Taliban in an encounter in the city.

Police are currently involved in an operation aimed at clearing Karachi of militants and hardcore criminals including hired killers, gun runners and drug peddlers.

Tributes, condemnations and condolence messages started pouring in from several high-profile politicians and officials on the assassination of the senior officer.

“Chaudhry Aslam was a brave officer,” said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. “We will not let the will of the nation be crushed by these cowardly acts by terrorists.”


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sajid khan Jan 09, 2014 05:28pm

A brave police officer is no more. R.i.p

Kazim Jan 09, 2014 05:30pm

Inna Lillahy wa Inna ilaihy Rajeon. Brave CID Men, sad to be killed. An asset lost from CID Department.

muhammad Jan 09, 2014 05:39pm

May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace he was really a lone fighter against the brutal terrorists Government should announce the highest civilian medal for him

Altaf Hussain Rizvi Jan 09, 2014 05:43pm

very sad!! May the soul of brave Chaudhry Mohammad Aslam rest in peace & may Drones be upon the Killers (whoever & wherever they are).

syed Jan 09, 2014 05:44pm

and still Imran Khan want to negotiate with TTP ..

imran Jan 09, 2014 05:48pm

yes , he was big voice against criminals in karachi. he was like a big stone due to his interview and appearances on tv.

Dr.Sohaib Rana Jan 09, 2014 05:54pm

A brave n honest Police officer meets its destiny...This is fate if U will encounter Criminals in true manner.. May Ur soul stay in Peace Officer!!!

Qas Jan 09, 2014 05:54pm

Yes Indeed, May ALLAH paak grant him Jannah

tnemeganam Jan 09, 2014 05:55pm

A brave police officer who laid down his life fighting cowards. He is a shaheed, who led from the front. Danger is real, we should support all men/women fighting terrorist.

True Pakistani Jan 09, 2014 05:57pm

and what will the Govt of Pak do, oh I know, NOTHING!

Salman Chand John Jan 09, 2014 05:59pm

Our Nation lost a great and a brave officer. A big shock and loss for Karachi. Ch. Aslam Sb, you will always be missed for your bravery and your strong stand against terrorists. Rest In Peace.

tearful eyes Jan 09, 2014 06:06pm

Salute to brave officer aslam khan. May God bless his soul.

Mansoor Jan 09, 2014 06:08pm

After this heinous act the law enforcing agencies and peace keeping forces will further strengthen the security and make the life miserable for the outlaws. A blessing in disguise.

nomi Jan 09, 2014 06:13pm

We need to get serious about these guys otherwise, they will soon reach our homes and offices and streets.

Majid Sheikh Jan 09, 2014 06:14pm

This just shows that the violence of Karachi can only be effectively tackled by local police, well-trained and well-equipped, backed by excellent intelligence. Army and Rangers are just heavy boots, not brains and flexible. We spent the least on Earth on our police.

Rabia Hassan Jan 09, 2014 06:16pm

One more black day in the history of Pakistan , a brave officer , u will always remain in our hearts, ALLAH gave u high rank in jannah, ameen

Kazim Jan 09, 2014 06:18pm

Agree: Chaudhry Aslam was a brave officer. Very sad news. Really an important personality of CID died.

SAAD Jan 09, 2014 06:23pm


A. Khalil Jan 09, 2014 06:26pm

Pakistan ka ek sherdil afsar gumrah qatloon ka Nishana ban gaya, inna lilllah e wa inna liaiihe rajeoon! Allah Ta'ala CHoudhry Aslam ko jannatul Firdous me Jagath dey aur unkey matamgusaron ko sabr e jamil ata far maye, ameen. Marhoom bila shubah aaj Kay baraY qoumi hero they! Unka slag qoumi satah per Kia Jamey ga.

Tariq Jan 09, 2014 06:30pm

Salute to 'brave heart' Inalilahe wainalilahi rajaun.

US CENTCOM Jan 09, 2014 06:37pm

SSP CID Chaudhry Aslam Khan was known for his stance against terrorism. He believed in sending a stern message to those who were involved in terrorist activities. The terrorists obviously saw his as a big threat to their criminal mission. They had attempted to take his life before. We send our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of these brave policemen. These brave policemen died fighting for their country. The threat of terrorism continues to loom over the great of nation Pakistan, and we fully support government

Karachi Wala Jan 09, 2014 06:43pm

@True Pakistani:

"and what will the Govt of Pak do, oh I know, NOTHING!"

I know what will govt. of Pak and rest will do. The Govt. will stress on to negotiate with these KNOWN killers. PTI will blame it on drone attacks and more importantly the so called religious/political parties will play mouthpiece to these killers and terrorists. And the majority of Pakistanis will still be confused. The terrorist groups will celebrate!!

Khan Saleem, Khan Jan 09, 2014 06:47pm

A Brave Officer Martyred. Great loss to Nation, Police and to Karachi in particular. Police officers must follow his footsteps.We love you.You will be remembered always. We salute your bravery.The whole nation is at shocked.

Taimur Jan 09, 2014 06:48pm

RIP Aslam Khan The Great There should be detailed investigation that why bomb proof car was taken back from him three days ago. According to government & IK & JI & JUI the terrorists are "hamaray bhoolay bhatkay log....." - Now action should also be taken not only against terrorists but also against those who call them their people

muhammad noman Jan 09, 2014 06:51pm

Inanellah e Wainaelihrajion.... May his soul rest in peace.. one Ch Aslam got shehadat but many will rise against these cowards.. They can never crush our will by their acts.

Mullah Man Jan 09, 2014 07:02pm

the sad fact is that many pakistanis support the taliban while others including laywers shower terrorists and murderers with rose petals. Even more disturbing is when our politicians attend rallies of banned outfits Until the mullahisation of Pakistan is reversed expect more news like this.

Nadeem Chaudhry Jan 09, 2014 07:02pm

Do these animals, scum bags, and low life's of TTP deserve a dialogue?

Abubakr Jan 09, 2014 07:12pm

Real life hero

raj Jan 09, 2014 07:21pm

PTI and jamat-e-islami should first condemn the Lyari terrorists as both PTI an JI are responsbile for supporting Taliban. PTI and JI supporters should now ask themselves as to which side of the fence are they sitting on. Calling terrorist shaheed and the genuine innocent people terrorist and linking this to drone is below the belt politics by cowards who are afraid of Taliban.

Sanam Jan 09, 2014 07:21pm

I'm baffled to witness the dark side of humans who are capable of killing so ruthlessly. Heaps of shame on TTP to have claimed responsibility for the attack so proudly.

raj Jan 09, 2014 07:22pm

PTI and jamat-e-islami should first condemn the Lyari terrorists as both PTI an JI are responsbile for supporting Taliban. PTI and JI supporters should now ask themselves as to which side of the fence are they sitting on. Calling terrorist shaheed and the genuine innocent people terrorist and linking this to drone is below the belt politics by cowards who are afraid of Taliban.

Sarah Jan 09, 2014 07:25pm

@syed: Not Imran but our whole political class. All major parties have been signator of APC that recommended dialogue with Taliban. Please do not distort facts.

Hasan Afaq Jan 09, 2014 07:29pm

May Allah accept the brave soldier's shahadat and grant him the highest place in Jannat ul firdous

vigilant Jan 09, 2014 07:32pm

Really Sad news, City of lights lost one of his most brave son & policeman. Salute to you Sir for your unshaken stand against TTP savages. May his soul rest in jannah. Ameen

Shoaib Jan 09, 2014 07:36pm

it is a swear blow not only for police but for all Pakistanis... terrorists are killing every patriot and their brothers in government and media are confusing entire nation.

Anonymous Jan 09, 2014 07:41pm

How many more sons must Pakistan lose for its people to realize Taliban and terrorists are not to be negotiated with?

zahid Khan Jan 09, 2014 07:41pm

He is the real "Dabbang" officer. A true hero!

Maroof Ayub Jan 09, 2014 07:42pm

Inna Lillahy wa Inna ilaihy Rajeon!!!! I wonder till when our Heroes will be targeted like this with absolute no strategy by the Jokers in the Parliament who have no interest to save our nation and nor protect our Generations.

What are we waiting for and in which hands we are playing. Is this the definition of "Muslim" as per me the definition os Muslim is who "Submits"

May Allah Rest his Soul in Peace.


shah Jan 09, 2014 07:44pm

PTI policy of appeasement is not going to work with suicide bombers.

Pramod Jan 09, 2014 07:49pm

Salute to brave officer aslam khan. May God bless his soul.

siraj Jan 09, 2014 07:49pm

Inna Lillahy wa Inna ilaihy Rajeon a terror to all terrorism in Karachi. is no more , why can we as whole get up and crush all those who are preaching this culture of terrorism in people ok a city known in past as Gharib ki maan salute to people like CH. ASLAM (shaheed) who laid down his life for sake of people of a dead conscious CITY who do not know that togather they stand all troubles will bow down (MAY GOD BLESS HIS SOUL)

Pramod Jan 09, 2014 07:49pm

Salute to brave officer sir aslam khan. May God bless his soul.

M Ashfaq Jan 09, 2014 07:50pm

Saheed Chodary Aslam I salut you ,you very breave

M Ashfaq Jan 09, 2014 07:50pm

Saheed Chodary Aslam I salut you ,you very breave

M. Ahmed Jan 09, 2014 07:50pm

May Allah bless his soul. He gave his life for people of Pakistan. Total elimination of these terrorists is only way out.

Rauf Jan 09, 2014 07:55pm

Its sad to see senseless killings in Karachi. Also shows faillure of the government. Talibans have supporters all over the country and can attack and kill anyone at their will. Governmnet is powerless, helpless and whatever you call it, now its up to the citizens to take charge and purge supporters mindless killers. No doubt, police has its won share in killing innocent people as this institution is not fully capable of investigating crimes and getting culprits punish. But approach of Talibans in every part of Pakistan is a bigger concern.

Kashif Jan 09, 2014 07:57pm

May Allah bless his soul and offer him place in Jannah and TTP cowards rot in hell..

Akher Husain Jan 09, 2014 07:58pm

My salutes to the martyred souls.It is high time that we start paying respect to our police and other law enforcing agencies.They are laying down their lives to save ours..

Dawar Naqvi Jan 09, 2014 08:12pm

The target was SSP CID Chaudhry Aslam, who is well-known for his counter-terrorism operations. In this scenario, the police officer got a lot of media attention and sympathy from the government.

But I wonder how one government officer can have such a luxurious house in one of the exclusive areas of Karachi.

Houses in Defence Phase VIII are very expensive for any government or law-enforcement official to buy or even to take on rent.

This should be investigated.

Deepak Jan 09, 2014 08:12pm

A patriotic Indian salute to the bravery of Ch. Aslam Khan for fighting against talibans.

I am with every patriotic Pak brother and sister in this moment of grief. May his soul rest in peace.

shahzad Jan 09, 2014 08:13pm

Very sad new. Big loss to Karachi police. may his sole rest in peace. Aslam, you were brave officer and you will be remember.

Shahid Jan 09, 2014 08:13pm

Thank you Aslam.It is because of brave people, police officers and security personnel like Aslam Shaheed that we will win the war against these evil forces.Rest assured they can not win.Yes,they cannot.

bashir Jan 09, 2014 08:27pm

There should be massive response against the perpetrators.Dialogue ;yes,but massive response when they strike.No agar magr or Imran Fazlurehman.

malik Jan 09, 2014 08:28pm

While I condemn the despicable killing of this brave officer, I am just plainly shocked that this was perhaps fourth or fifth attack on his life, and no proper security measures was take to defend him. First of all, why was he widely photographed in media, tv, and newspapers? A person of this stature belonging to CID should stay undercover and not come to press conferences. It seems he was continuously watched along with his office timings, and routes he had taken. This is totally unfair on the part of the police not to provide him cover.

Dilber Khan Jan 09, 2014 08:37pm

Inna Lillahy wa Inna ilaihy Rajeon. May Allah SubhanaWatala aap ko Jannat-ul-Firdos may jaga ata fermaye. Appkay her chotay or baray gunah jo aap na ghalati sai, jaan boojh kay, ya anjanay mai keeya ho'n ounko wo maaf kerday. App kai Ghar walo'n ko is nuksaan ko berdasht kernai ka hosla ata fermay. Jis tarah Abba-Bil-o'n nai kafiro'n ki Foaj per hamla keeya thaa ousi tarah in TTP walo'n per Allah SubhanaWatala takleefayn bersai or inko naist-o-naboot kerdai.

Rana Jan 09, 2014 08:46pm

Salute to Mr. Chaudhry Aslam on his bravery but question arise who order to get back from him bullet proof car? I think start investigation form that order.

Rana Jan 09, 2014 08:49pm

Salute to Mr. Chaudhry Aslam of his bravery but the question arise who order to get back his bullet proof car?

ALI Jan 09, 2014 08:55pm

After all this you still want to talk to Taliban, kill them all, they playing with Pakistan states

shah Jan 09, 2014 08:57pm

Wish to hear Ch.Nisar on this if he has some sympathies left for the law enforcing agencies.

Rafi Jan 09, 2014 08:59pm

Mian sahab said,

ali afridi Jan 09, 2014 09:03pm

Now this man an extraordinary daring man, was a real pain for those bad guys, I salute to you SIr , Although Every one has to go one day but all i can say you fought brilliantly and JOB Well Done May your soul rest in peace.

Murad Khan Jan 09, 2014 09:09pm

Mohmand agency chapter of the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban, you claim the responsibility right, well we are not impressed, Be aware you didnt kill a brave man, Ch Aslam will be waiting for you on the other side of the wall .

Syed Haider Jan 09, 2014 09:15pm

The targeted operations seem to be against extortionists and random killers. TTP terrorists and sectarian terrorists seem to have immunity here, and they are the ones that have claimed the life of Chaudhary Aslam. Devastated at this loss.

mashman Jan 09, 2014 09:18pm

The top cop and the man behind the steel wall around Karachi is killed. We are cursed, we don't need more Ghaznavis, we need peace makers.

ANSAR Jan 09, 2014 09:18pm

@tearful eyes: AMEEN

M Mirza Jan 09, 2014 09:30pm

may Allah rest his soul in peace. He was a brave officer who gave his life for the nation. A nation led by lambs and cowards. They should have declared a day of mourning for the Shaheed officer, our flag should have flown at half mast.

waqar Jan 09, 2014 09:31pm

after all this the government still wants to talk to these sons of the devil, who the devil cannot stop himself. we pray for the brave officer that may ALLAH protect him.

syed Jan 09, 2014 09:40pm

@Dr.Sohaib Rana: with tearful eyes and a sad heart we bid farewell to the best police officer of karachi. his presence was a source of hope for the people of karachi. An irreplacable loss for his family and this nation. A great loss indeed

Javid Jan 09, 2014 09:46pm

A brave police officer. I saw him during the operation i Liyari. It is just so sad.

Mohammad Waseem Jan 09, 2014 09:54pm

We salute of the bravest officer of law who served Pakistan without any fears. May Allah give him paradise and peace and comfort to his relatives and loved ones. Every one of Pakistani should stand up against these terrorist and politicians and show them the power or common man. Now this is the guy we should name our institutions after and setup funds for so his children dont have to suffer because of the sacrifice he made for his country. MW

Imran A Jan 09, 2014 09:55pm

If you want to get the Taliban, go after the clerics who morally support them. It's a simple solution. Without the head, the body will die.

Sanam Moghul Jan 09, 2014 09:56pm

Mr. Chaudry Aslam deserves "NISHAN-E-HAIDER". Is present has the courage to announce the medal??

Syed Zaidi Jan 09, 2014 09:57pm

A Brilliant and Brave officer....heart cries today ...sad news...God Bless his Soul.

Usman Jan 09, 2014 10:04pm

Major Difference of Investigation in USA and Pakistan

In Pakistan Media do the investigation and their investigation get completed each time after one unknown Phone call from TTP.

In USA during Boston bombing, media was not allowed to spread rumors before the completion of Investigation

Napier Mole Jan 09, 2014 10:05pm

@Majid Sheikh: One of the most relevant comment on this news. A community police set up a decade back would not have let Taliban get a foothold in Karachi to start with. Those who play with the destiny of Karachi are actually putting the destiny of the whole country in peril.

m. a Jan 09, 2014 10:17pm

A very sad story. He was killed in a bullet proof car that was completely destroyed. The action of Sindh government has proved that they have lot of money. But not enough to wipe the tears of poor people in the Pakistan.

Ijaz Haq Jan 09, 2014 10:30pm

What kind of a Police officer is he? Civilian clothes, Naked Gun in one hand and Cigarette in another hand. Picture tells the fate of this guy. Please be modest in the field of Duty especially when you are a police officer.

Omar Jan 09, 2014 10:41pm

Mr. Prime Minister, if you are serious in not letting the will of the people be crushed by these cowardly acts, then go after the terrorists. Don't select good from bad and don't get into the farce of meaningless dialogues with them

Ronald Peter Jan 09, 2014 10:54pm

I have watched some of his interviews. Indeed, he was a brave and fearless officer. Pakistan needs people like him in the top tier of leadership to make bold decisions.

Muhammad Nisar Jan 09, 2014 11:01pm

Chaudhry Aslam was a brave n honest police officer, may Allah rest his soul in eternal peace

Eju jan Ejaz Jan 09, 2014 11:02pm

Salute to brave officer Mr Cohdry Aslam khan My Mowla Bless His soul

vijay Jan 09, 2014 11:07pm

your country needs more brave people like you sir. tribute from across the border. may your soul rest in peace.

Farhan Jan 09, 2014 11:10pm

@syed: He still cannot speak against TTP, becuase he is their leader and cannot has courage to speak against them.

Farhan Jan 09, 2014 11:33pm

Again PTI and PMLN will support so called peace dailogue with TTP because they have today again give their terms and condition while killing our brave Police officer.

May Allah protect our country!

Syed Nasiruddin Peerzada Jan 09, 2014 11:37pm

Brave men, we solute you for your services.

daz Jan 10, 2014 12:04am

It is so evident that he was killed due to inside information as he was being called again and again and people knew he was on his way and they were waiting !!!! Go figure

Sarmad Saleem Jan 10, 2014 12:20am

Since Taliban have clearly infiltrated Karachi, can we please utilize drone services in the city? I'm sure Bilawal Bhutto will have no objections...

ahmed hasan Jan 10, 2014 12:22am

He was a brave office !!! I salute him... RIP Chaudhry Sahib!!!

kaspar Jan 10, 2014 12:34am

We wish there were valiant and courageous people like Chaudhary Aslam in our Assemblies and in the top political offices. The latter can only issue statements after the terrorists have done their job. The nation is paying a heavy price for their indecisiveness!

Mirza Jan 10, 2014 12:35am

Salam hai Salam aiy Chaudhry Aslam. May Allah bestow Jannah. Karachi walo, uom-sog declare karo. Parcham sur nigoon hon chaye

Yousaf Jan 10, 2014 01:46am

Nation will never forget shaheed Aslam khan ,no doubt he was a brave person always confronted these jackals like lion .Alas it's a great loss for nation and department .

E khan Jan 10, 2014 01:51am

Plz tll the govt Karachi Police officer Ch Aslam shaheed must be awarded for Nishane Haider medal People who got this medal before did ten times less bravery than him. Plz share thus every one you know till pm nawaz hears

Aabroo ahmad Jan 10, 2014 01:52am

very very sad news

imran Jan 10, 2014 02:08am

May Allah shower countless blessings and my condolence to Shaheed ch.Aslam family. Salute to such a brave person and his family.

Abdullah Jan 10, 2014 02:10am

what a life... i saw him last year when there was attack on his house and since then i had been very much following his news.... i must say i was only impressed by one policeman and it was ch aslam.... Sir Hats off to you ..... beshak shahadat har aik ka muqaddar nahi hoti... aur shaheed to zinda hain, tum unhen murda na kaho aur tum kuch nahi jantay.... Love you Aslam Sahib, i will never forget you, after Paul walker you are the second person whose passing has shook my soul..

Sarwat Jan 10, 2014 02:10am

People like the Officer Aslam and a common citizen will keep paying with their lives but people like Nawaz and Zardari will collect their loot and run from Pakistan only to live lavish live styles abroad and the rest of countrymen will be brought to their knees sooner or later. This will be the end of Pakistan that we use to know in the past as a peaceful country, where fundamentalism was no where to be seen. Zardari did nothing and neither is Nawaz doing anything, they are just buying time to quickly horde as much as possible. They never gave two hoots about Pakistan or its people, they are only interested in making money for themselves.

Tariq Jan 10, 2014 02:17am

On behalf of every law abiding citizen of Pakistan, I salute the officers and soldiers who lay down their lives for the sake of our own safety and security. These terrorists are a menace to our Nation and need to be tackled with an iron fist. As our PM has stated.........these terrorists are a bunch of cowards. They do not understand the very essence of our religion where tolerance to other religious beliefs and denominations stand paramount in Islam. Not by taking lives of innocent citizens of this Nation we very proudly stand by.

Ali Hassan Jan 10, 2014 02:37am

Ch. Aslam the loin heart. May Allah Bless you

Shahpur Jan 10, 2014 03:11am

Very sad. What are now Pakistani Politicians going to do. Play more POLITICS. Shame on all those, who still want to shake hands with these thugs.

nabil Jan 10, 2014 03:24am

Breedmore Ch Aslam Khan Pakistinio.

Aysha Jan 10, 2014 03:28am

I am wondering that how come the vehicle destroyed completely if it was a bullet proof vehicle? He had been attacked in past too, if someone like him with so called "heavy security" couldn't be protected, what can an ordinary citizen expect?

L Ahmad Jan 10, 2014 04:00am

Need more officers like him. If his bombproof car was under repair, why the car he was travelling in did not have the same security features. Obvious answer lack of resources. To deal with terrorists police need to have electronic surveillance system and an air wing. Air wing is the essential arm of every competent law enforcement agency in the world.

SF Jan 10, 2014 04:36am

I Think drone strikes are the only solution and the only option left with us

ssf Jan 10, 2014 04:48am

Looks like an inside job comunicated to TTP about where abouts of senior police officer, How can TTP keep track of a CID official unless some one within the dept. informs TTP when and where the official's car be found and coordinate such an attack? Unbelieveable.

omer khan shaheen Jan 10, 2014 05:08am

So Taliban had his phone number to call him in the morning? and they also knew in advance that he no longer had special bomb proof vehicle? as well as which road he will take to his work? I smell a dirty fish much bigger then Taliban, "the so called corrupt politicians". " Who are the worst enemies of Pakistan".

Aabdul Rahman Khan Jan 10, 2014 05:23am

Chaudhry Aslam was the bravest police officer who laid down his life so that the people of karachihis live in peace and tranquility. He should be promoted posthumously to the grade and rank of AIG, award a civil award befitting his sacrifice and a road or any police building should be named after him. The government should also look after his bereaved family. The people of Karachi are greatly indebted to his services and personal sacrifice May God Almighty rest his soul in eternal peace - Amen.

Sid Jan 10, 2014 06:09am

We have hope from officers like Aslam shaheed Allah give him a place in heaven. 'Ameen'

Kadir Khan from TX Jan 10, 2014 06:19am

The Actual DABANG police officer shaheed Ch. Aslam. - hats-off to salute you for your bravery.

AMER RAO Jan 10, 2014 06:32am

inalilahi wa inalilahi rajiun, I am surprise, when I saw late SSP photo with pistol in one hand and cigarette on other hand, and when some body has death threats earlier, how come, he dont have bullet proof vest. As per news, if officer was in his bullet proof vehicle, how come this much damage can happen. (may be its fake bullet proof vehicle ) Police need a proper training & equipment right away. Their salaries or other benefits should be double or at least equal to Pak army.

Masood Mukhtar Jan 10, 2014 07:14am

The Great hero; Salam to Shaheed

Keshav Jan 10, 2014 08:26am

This is very unfortunate. Talibans are anarchists. Aslam Chaudhry comes out as a brave man.

khaled zaheer Jan 10, 2014 08:41am

22@@sajid khan: he was greatest.

khaled zaheer Jan 10, 2014 08:42am

he was greatest./

Ahmad Rotara Jan 10, 2014 09:03am

Those who claimed killing this officer deserve worse...and they will get it.

Khan Jan 10, 2014 09:10am

@sajid khan: An end to state terror has finally come.

Khawar Jan 10, 2014 09:23am

He lived like a lion and he perished like one too... fighter through and through... his life will surely inspire hundreds more like him and that indeed is the silver lining to all this...

ABL Jan 10, 2014 10:36am

@syed: but violence leads to more violence. we live in a civilized society. there is nothing which cannot be negotiated when brought on the table!!

Ainee niazi Jan 10, 2014 10:50am

i salute ,he was our hero

observer Jan 10, 2014 11:30am

The brave police officer was killed just because he insisted on enforcing the law. PTI may note , Drone operation is not the only reason why people get killed.

pradeep Jan 10, 2014 01:24pm

A brave officer who had the courage to fight the criminals May god bless him in the abode called heaven

ALI Jan 10, 2014 02:07pm

rip inshallah ameen

Sahil Jan 10, 2014 02:11pm

Even now, I see posts talking of Allah and religious messages below. It is this addiction to your prophet that is destroying you. Many things he said and did may have made him a hero in 600AD but it is not civilised and acceptable in todays day and age. Its about time for people of Pakistan to grow up and live in the present and stop living by a religion. Use religion as a moral science text, and not your breath in life. Now, who is bombing your people? Indians, Americans? Your own brothers bred in islamic schools are doing this. If you keep turning a blind eye to modernity you will live in the cave age.

Murthy Jan 10, 2014 03:03pm

The officer is a victim of the double game politicians play in Pakistan, running with the hare and hunting with the hound.

Khalid Jan 10, 2014 03:21pm

People are dying everyday because of Taliban terrorists. Another brave police officer lost his life. When are these politicians going to wake up. MY guess is that only when their own family members are killed. These Talibans only understand one language. The language of bullets. Let us speak to them in a language they understand.

muhammad Jan 10, 2014 03:21pm

@Dilber Khan: Ameen suma ameen

Pakistani Jan 10, 2014 03:25pm

@Kashif: They Will.

momo Jan 10, 2014 03:26pm

RIP Aslam chaudary.May Allah(swt)shower his choicest blessings on your soul.You always led from the front.A great and courageous leader against fight against terrorism.

muhammad Jan 10, 2014 03:29pm

@Dawar Naqvi: He got lot head money by killing or arresting many of your favourite terrorists. You are such a shameless person who is still trying to defame the lion of Karachi Police

wajahat Jan 10, 2014 07:03pm

hamara aik or bahadur muhibbe watan offecer apne apna farz anjam daite howe sahheed hogaya

abid Jan 10, 2014 07:31pm

Who is responsible for the security of the police force and the general public? Sindh govt? Where is Shrjeel Memon and Qiam Ali Shah? They make statements and do nare bazi every day. Shouldn't they be held responsible for making sure people and police force are safe.

Jamshed Khan Jan 10, 2014 08:33pm

May Allah bless his soul. Live by the sword, die by the sword. A brave person, like a fictional hero, and with a lot of style!!

Jamshed Khan Jan 10, 2014 08:39pm

@Dawar Naqvi: Too many people in Pakistan have big house in expensive areas that can't be explained by any logic!! We live in one of the world's most corrupt societies. I am not condoning bad behaviour, but at least this gentleman was doing a lot of good for the country as well. And that is what we should remember at this point in time. He may have gathered wealth from unsavoury sources but we don't know that, and we won't know that without investigation. He is not there to defend himself, so let's not talk behind his back.

deepak rai Jan 10, 2014 11:21pm

i salute SSP CHAUDHRY ASLAM he was hero of pakistan may GOD BLESS him AAMEEN.

qaisrani Jan 11, 2014 12:33am

brave police men............your sacrifices will not go in vain inshaAllah

qaisrani Jan 11, 2014 12:35am

your sacrifices will not go in vain inshaAllah.........

qaisrani Jan 11, 2014 12:37am

we salute you....

AJ Jan 11, 2014 02:35am

Ch Aslam reminds me of the saying ' one day of life for a Lion is better than a thousand days of a Jackal'. He attained martyrdom by doing the real Jihad. Allah had given him respect in life and so much more when he is no longer there. Acknowledged by everyone here and abroad, a place reserved only for a few. My only wish is to see one Lion someday amongst the fraternity of Jackals that rule this country.

concerned Jan 11, 2014 05:05am

While the govt. and armed forces are in deep slumber.

Afia Shariq Jan 11, 2014 07:01am

I dont understand one thing.Can anyone tell me ? Kia Lyari main taliban hayn jin k khilaf yeh opperation karrahay thay?main bohot confuse hoon.k operation to lyari main Rehman dakayt waghayra k khilaf karrahay thay na?

Kabir Jan 11, 2014 02:54pm

@Afia Shariq: You should update your information Ch Aslam was famous for chasing Taliban terrorists however he was assigned the job to eradicate gang war groups in Lyari also and moreover Rehman dacoit has long been killed in a police encounter

Kabir Jan 11, 2014 02:59pm

@Ijaz Haq: Actually he knew very well the how his some black sheep distorted the image of uniform secondly he was in CID therefore waering a uniform is not mandatory and above all he was performing his duties beyound the call wearing uniform or not is not a big deal he was a real loin of Karachi police we salute him may Allah bless his soul