PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police is all set to observe August 4, the death anniversary of legendary cop Safwat Ghayur, as Police Martyrs Day to pay tributes to all the martyred policemen of the province.
Days earlier, the Inspector General Police Nasir Khan Durrani had announced the August 4 as Martyrs Day every year to pay tributes to all the martyred policemen of the province.
August 4 marks the death anniversary of Frontier Constabulary (FC) Commandant Safwat Ghayur who was killed in a suicide attack on a roundabout near his office in 2010.
According to details, issued by police department, more than 1,200 policemen have been martyred in 2006 in the war on terror.
"The KP police is a unique force," said Inspector General Police Nasir Khan Durrani. "From the ranks of constable to inspector general, they have rendered numerous sacrifices for the nation."
The IGP said that that no where else in the country does the police force face such dangers as the ones encountered by KP police
Police and civil society have been marking Youm-i-Shuhada throughout the province for the past week — with banners of martyred policemen along with candlelight vigils in every city. However, Aug 4 is when KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak will attend the police martyr ceremony as chief guest.