As soon as the five terrorists opened firing at the Agriculture Directorate located in front of Peshawar University on early Friday, security forces including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police and Pakistan Army contingents gave a befitting reply and quickly took control of the situation.
One name emerged in the heroic counterattack and that was of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sajjad Khan. His undeniable professionalism was commended as he reached the site in his sleeping suit and conducted a successful operation along with KP Police and Pakistan Army.
The senior police officer reached the area under attack to lead the troops as soon as he was informed in the morning which was supposed to be a holiday for him due to 12th of Rabiul Awwal.
He was one of the first senior policemen to reach the Agriculture Directorate where terrorists had taken hostage the students in hostels and resorted to intermittent firing. Khan led from the front in operation against suicide bombers in order to clear the site as soon as possible to avoid the loss of precious lives.
The attack of gun-laded terrorists was foiled by brave policemen like him in the Peshawar police department.
He was photographed wearing a sleeping suit, wearing a Klashinkof on his shoulder and cigarette in his hand. The extremely courageous officer took the internet by storm as people commended him for his service to the nation.
At least nine were killed with 38 injured as five burqa-clad terrorists stormed the building and resorted to intermittent firing. The area was cleared by the security force after the operation while those injured are undergoing medical treatment.