Army officer shot dead in Peshawar

Published March 29, 2015
Col Tahir Azeem's brothers, both civilians, were also shot dead in separate attacks in 2004 and 2005.- File
Col Tahir Azeem's brothers, both civilians, were also shot dead in separate attacks in 2004 and 2005.- File

PESHAWAR: Unidentified gunmen on Sunday shot dead a serving colonel of the Pakistan Army in Hayatabad Phase 3.

According to Hayatabad Police, two assailants on a motorcycle targeted Col Tahir Azeem in Abaseen Market when he was on his way home from a nearby mosque.

Local police said Tahir Azeem expired on the spot after sustaining multiple bullet wounds.

According to reports, Col Tahir Azeem’s brothers— Waqas and Shakil— were also shot dead in separate attacks in 2004 and 2005. Both Waqas and Shakil, however, had no association with the armed forces.

Tahir Azeem was posted in Rawalpindi; he was in Hayatabad to visit his family.

Opinion

Poisoning minds
23 Jan 2021

Poisoning minds

ICS cadets were raised on James Mill’s notorious work.
The fog of Broadsheet
23 Jan 2021

The fog of Broadsheet

How can the government pump credibility into an official probe when it has already declared its own political verdict?
Cheating on online exams
23 Jan 2021

Cheating on online exams

The difficulty of preventing online cheating and low ethical standards means that these days most students cheat.
Language mess
Updated 22 Jan 2021

Language mess

Our policy confuses the medium-of-instruction debate with the language-acquisition debate.

Editorial

23 Jan 2021

Power price hike

ALREADY struggling to cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and rising food prices, consumers received yet...
Updated 23 Jan 2021

Israeli land grab

WITH the chapter now closed on the Trump presidency, the eyes of many in the international community — ...
23 Jan 2021

New PhD policy

EARLIER in the week, the HEC chairman announced several changes for undergraduate and PhD degrees in the country....
Updated 22 Jan 2021

Time to heal

A multitude of foreign issues will test Biden’s mettle and require progressive thinking.
22 Jan 2021

Foreign funding

AS the pressure builds on his party in the foreign funding case, Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for an ...
22 Jan 2021

Decaying PTV

THE Cabinet Committee on State-Owned Enterprises has decided to remove Pakistan Television from the list of...