Zafar Iqbal, a DHA Vigilance Field Inspector laid down his life in line of his duty during an encounter with dacoits that took place in a bungalow located at Kh-e-Bahria in DHA Phase-VII on Thursday morning here today.
According to the reports an information was received at DHA Control Room at about 0745 hours on Thursday morning that three dacoits had made hostage the residents of a bungalow located at Kh-e-Bahria. Nearest DHA mobile was immediately dispatched which reached the scene of the incident before Police.
Field Inspector Zafar Iqbal entered the bungalow, encountered a dacoit and over-powered him bare handed. However, another dacoit, hiding inside the house, fired at the Field Inspector from a pistol, who received nine bullets, including one on his head which proved fatal. The Field Inspector embraced Shahadat on the spot.
The Police reached the scene of the incident after the fatal encounter and apprehend two fleeing dacoits. Zafar Iqbal, a retired Subedar of Pak army was a Field Inspector in DHA Vigilance. He has left behind a widow and two children to mourn.
Administrator DHA, Brig Aamer Raza Qureshi said that Zafar Iqbal fought with the dacoits fearlessly showing exemplary courage and devotion solely to protect the residents. He said that the rare act of valour and chivalry displayed by the Field Inspector is a source of inspiration and pride for DHA Vigilance. Dir Vigilance Col (R) Muhammad Amjad reiterated that DHA Vigilance would continue to provide secure and safe environment to residents with professional exuberance and dedication in future as well.
The Administrator said that DHA would do everything possible within its resources for the welfare and well-being of the family of the deceased Field Inspector. He said that the deceased inspector deserved all honour and reverence for his heroic act of devotion beyond the call of his duty.
The dead body of the Field Inspector was later dispatched to his native town Talagang for burial.
News published by Defence Housing Authority, Karachi