PESHAWAR/SKARDU: the funeral prayers of slain Additional IGP Headquarters, Ashraf Noor was offered at Peshawar and Skardu with full police honor and was later buried in his ancestral village, Skardu.
In Peshawar funeral prayers of Ashraf Noor was offered in Malik Saad Shaheed Police Lines wherein attended by Governor KP, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Corps Commander Peshawar Peshawar, Lt General Nazir Ahmad Butt, KP IGP, Salahuddin Mehsud, Speaker KP Assembly, Assad Qaisar, Air Vice Marshal, Sarfaraz, Commandant Frontier Costabulary, Liaqat Ali Khan, CCPO Peshawar, Muhammad Tahir and high ranking civil and police high ups.
Coffin of the Shaheed was covered with national flag and was presented salute by a smart contingent of police.
Talking to media after the funeral prayers, IGP said that Ashraf Noor was a dedicated and pious man who was known among the force and fellow colleagues for his professionalism and rightfulness. He said that martyrdom of slain Ashraf Noor has strengthened our resolve to fight against extremism with valor and courage. IGP vowed that perpetrators of the incidents would be apprehended and brought to court of justice.
He also praised the role of police force in fight against terrorism, saying from constable to Additional IGP, every member of force has rendered matchless sacrifices in war against militancy adding their services for the cause would not go vain and always be remembered.
Shaheed Ashraf Noor was promoted to Additional IGP in Grade 21 in February 2017.Prior to his last assignment, he also served as SDPO Kahuta, SP Traffic, SP Headquarters Abbottabad, DPO Chitral, DPO Kohistan, SP Investigation, SP Frontier Reserve Police (FRP), DIG Inquiry, DIG Investigation, DIG Special Branch, Commandant Police Training College Hungu and Additional IGP Elite Force. He was MSc Agriculture and Noor joined police force in November, 1989.
Thousands of people including high ups , different walks of life and from police and security personnel of Gilgit-Baltistan also attended the funeral prayers of Additional IG police, Ashraf Nooar at Skardu, who was martyred in a suicide blast at Peshawar.
The body of the martyred police officer, Ashraf Noor was shifted to Skardu by a helicopter and later sent to his ancestral graveyard for burial.
Thousand pore in to the graveyard to attend the funeral prayers of Shaheed Ashraf Noor where moving scenes.
Major General Force Commander Gilgit Baltistan, Saqib Mehmood, GB council members, Ulema high ranking civil and military official and large number of people from all walks of life attended the funeral prayer of Shaheed Ashraf Noor.
The slain police officer belonged to Sermik, an area 40 kilometer off Skardu. He is servived by two widows and eight children. – APP