President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said there was a requirement to stay vigilant because the country might face security challenges within the next few months thanks to the emerging situations within the neighbouring country.
Addressing an occasion ‘Shab-e-Shuhuda’ held at the Pakistan National Council of the humanities (PNCA) held to pay homage to the police martyrs who had laid down their lives within the line of duty, the president cautioned that subsequent few months might be tense within the country thanks to the emerging situation within the neighbouring country, in apparent regard to Afghanistan.
He said Pakistan had proved to the planet that it had been a peace-loving country and stood for peace and stability within the region. He said India had decided to sabotage peace in Pakistan and it had also been involved in Lahore terrorist blast.
The police were the frontline force against terrorism and crime, the president said and asked them to utilise modern technologies to counter-terrorism and crime.
Dr Alvi expressed his satisfaction over the efforts made to extend the capabilities of the ICT police with the utilization of the latest technology. He said he always felt proud over the spirit of the state and therefore the families of martyrs who were even able to offer more sacrifices for the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said India had launched a hybrid war against Pakistan. He said the upcoming five to 6 months would be a challenge for the capital police and asked them to stay vigilant.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Qazi Jameelur Rehman highlighted the steps taken for the welfare of the families of police martyrs.
On the opposite hand, the Attock police arranged different events to pay tribute to their comrades who had laid down their lives within the line of duty.
The main event was held at the Attock Police Lines where District policeman Rana Shoaib Mehmood laid a floral wreath at the Yadgar-i-Shuhada. Deputy Commissioner Imran Hamid Sheikh, Station commissioned officer Major Bilal Janjua and police officials were also present there.
The cops visited the homes of martyred police officials across the district and distributed special gifts among their relations.