Gloom blankets Lakki Marwat after killing of six police officials.

LAKKI MARWAT -- The entire Lakki Marwat district wore a blanket of gloom and sadness on Thursday as people thronged the residences of martyred policemen to offer condolences to their relatives.

Six policemen including an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) had been martyred in an armed assault by militants in Kurrum Par area on Wednesday morning. The slain policemen were buried at their respective ancestral graveyards with full official honour.

Villagers, police and government officials and people from different segments of society visited the houses of martyred policemen and expressed sympathies with members of bereaved families.

ASI Elm Din, who embraced martyrdom in the attack, belonged to Abakhel area. He left behind a widow, eight sons and two daughters. He served police department for 33 years, 11 months and 6 days.

Head constable Parvez Ahmad, who hailed from Chunai Mastikhel village, was also among the martyred cops. He left behind a young widow, a son and three daughters. His service career stretched over a period of seven years, 10 months and 16 days.

The service period of other martyred policemen including Mehmood Khan, Ahmad Nawaz, Diljan and Ali Usman span over 15 years.

During his emergency visit to Lakki Marwat after the attack, IGP Moazzum Jah Ansari announced Shuhada Package for the bereaved families of the martyred cops.

He said that the legal heirs of the slain policemen would get financial assistance of Rs10 million each. They would also receive salaries of martyrs up to the age of superannuation.


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