On Friday morning three terrorists tried to enter the Chinese Consulate located in the Clifton area of Karachi. The attack was foiled due to the bravery and swift response from the police and Sindh Rangers.
The terrorists were stopped from reaching inside the consulate premises with two policemen ASI Ashraf Dawood and Constable Amir Khan sacrificing their lives.
Constable Amir Khan came from a family of policemen. His brother and nephew were martyred in the attack on the residence of Chaudhry Aslam.
“His friend informed us that he could not reach Amir’s phone. We tried the number and could not reach him,” his brother Ajab Khan told media.
Ajab added that he rushed another brother to Jinnah Hospital after not being able to reach Amir. “I sent my brother and received news that my brother [Amir] had been martyred.”
Khan has a two-month-old boy while his nephew is currently serving in the police force.
ASI Ashraf Dawood was a resident of Lyari and joined the police force in 1990. He has a son age 3 and two daughters age 4 and 6.
Dawood was 48-years-old at the time of his martyrdom.
Funeral prayers were held for the martyred policemen at the Garden Police Headquarters and attended by the governor, chief minister, senior police officials, Corps Commander and DG Rangers Sindh.
Inspector General Police Sindh Kaleem Imam has recommended awarding the Tamgha-e-Shujaat for Ashraf Dawood and Amir Khan.