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Chaudhry Aslam's funeral prayer offered

11 January, 2014

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KARACHI: The funeral prayer of senior police official Chaudhry Aslam Khan, who was killed on Thursday in a powerful explosion in Karachi, were offered on Friday.

Strict security arrangements were in place around the Aziz Bhatti police headquarter where the prayer was offered.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Corps Commander Karachi Lieutenant General Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry, provincial minister Sharjeel Inam Memon and high-ranking police officials were present during the prayer.

Moreover, the police had prepared the preliminary report of the investigation into the blast and the senior officer's autopsy report had also been prepared.

Aslam, who had survived numerous assassination attempts in the past, died when the bomb targeted his convoy on the Lyari Expressway. Two police guards also lost their lives while five cops were injured in the attack near Essa Nagri area.

The attack on Aslam came hours after his team shot dead three suspected militants in an alleged encounter in a militancy-infested locality of Karachi's Manghopir.

The blast was so powerful that it hurled Aslam's bullet-proof vehicle into the air. The vehicle landed on another track of the road.

The Mohmand agency chapter of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Senate pays glowing tributes to martyred SSP Ch Aslam

The Senate passed a unanimous resolution paying glowing tributes to the courage and services of SSP CID Mohammad Aslam Shaheed.

The resolution condemned the attack on Aslam Shaheed and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family.

The House also lauded the courage of Aitzaz Hassan who sacrificed his life while intercepting a suicide bomber in order to save his school in Hangu.

The House offered fateha for the departed souls including Aitzaz Hassan‚ SSP CID Chaudhary Aslam‚ political workers and civilians martyred during the recent days in Karachi.

Earlier‚ opposition party ANP walked out from the House on deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi and killing of its party workers.

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