ISLAMABAD: The police official who was martyred in the line of duty in Friday’s suicide attack saved the federal capital from a major disaster.

Head Constable Syed Adeel Husain, who was posted with the Eagle Squad, was part of the team that had stopped a suspicious vehicle when the blast occurred. As a result the head constable was martyred and six others, including four police officials, were injured.

The deceased hailed from Pakpattan and was the father of two sons and one daughter, all below the age of 12. He lived with his family in a rented house in Jhangi Syedan.

According to the police, Head Constable Husain had joined the police force in September 2002 as a constable.

Having a bachelor’s degree, Head Constable Husain had eight good entries during his career.

He served in the investigation homicide unit, route duty, diplomatic protection department, Secretariat Security Group, Supreme Court, Traffic Police, Security Division, National Assembly, High Court, Police Lines and Rescue 15 as well as in I-9, Margalla, Shalimar, Aabpara, Ramna, Karachi Company and Noon police stations.

The funeral prayers of the martyred official were offered at the Police Lines Headquarters after which the body was taken to his native town in Pakpattan.

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah announced Shuhada package for the martyred police official as well as Tamgha-i-Shujaat for his gallantry and bravery.

The head constable will be decorated with a medal posthumously in recognition for his gallantry and bravery at the state level, Mr Sanaullah said, adding that the police official had sacrificed his life while saving Islamabad from a terrorist attack.

The interior minister also said that Syed Adeel Husain’s wife would be recruited in the capital police and his salary paid to her till the time of retirement. The state will also bear the expense of his children’s education and marriage, he added.

Published in Dawn, December 24th, 2022

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