CHINIOT: The Jhang assistant commissioner was shot dead allegedly by his cousin over a petty issue at his native Chak 237-JB in Langrana police limits on Sunday.
As per police, AC Imran Jaffar had been posted at Jhang and came on a visit to his native village.
The police said Jaffar had differences with his cousins living next door over laying of a sewerage line in the street.
On Sunday, Jaffar exchanged words with his cousins over the sewerage issue again outside his house.
During the quarrel, one of his cousins, Sohail Warbhoo got infuriated and shot at and injured Jaffar, who was rushed to Bhowana Tehsil Headquarters Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment.
On being informed of the incident, District Police Officer Bilal Iftekhar visited the village and met the bereaved family, assuring them of justice.
The body of the deceased was shifted to local mortuary for the postmortem examination, while the DPO has constituted different teams to arrest the suspects who had fled the scene.
The victim had got married some three years ago. He is survived by a widow and a minor son. He had been posted at Jhang three months ago.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar also took notice of the incident and sought a report on the incident from the inspector general of Punjab police.
The chief minister expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the AC’s murder and extended heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the bereaved family of the deceased, Imran Jaffer. He also ordered immediate arrest of his killers.
The PMS Officers Association has also condemned the murder and demanded immediate arrest and prosecution of the culprits.
The association president Naveed Shahzad Mirza, offered condolences to the bereaved family and his sincerest prayers for the departed soul.
Published in Dawn, December 6th, 2021