Jhang assistant commissioner shot dead by cousin over trifle

Published December 6, 2021
During the quarrel, one of the assistant commissioner's cousins got infuriated and shot at him. — AFP/File
During the quarrel, one of the assistant commissioner's cousins got infuriated and shot at him. — AFP/File

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

Opinion

Editorial

Beyond the pale
Updated 09 Aug, 2022

Beyond the pale

When such ugliness is unleashed, everyone at some point suffers the fallout.
Burying Gaza
09 Aug, 2022

Burying Gaza

IT is a sad commentary on the politics of the Middle East that even its most tragic human stories get defaced and...
Celebrate the athlete
09 Aug, 2022

Celebrate the athlete

TALK about delivering on your promise: javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem did that in the grandest style at the...
An unseemly dispute
08 Aug, 2022

An unseemly dispute

THERE is clarity, but perhaps not of the kind that Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial hoped to achieve when...
Unfair on taxpayers
Updated 08 Aug, 2022

Unfair on taxpayers

Unfair move has drawn valid criticism as it coincides with drastic increase in income tax on salaried people and corporates.
Polio nightmare
08 Aug, 2022

Polio nightmare

AS if the resurgence of polio in southern KP were not enough, officials and international monitoring bodies must now...