Lahore: An Elite police constable Muhammad Fayyaz s/o Ghulam Rasool, aged 34 years, has been martyred by PAT workers who are incessantly attacking Punjab police for the last 24 hours. 130 police officers and officials have got injuries. 22 policemen have been made hostages while many are missing. PAT workers have damaged police stations and vehicles and have also burnt official record.
According to details, PAT workers are using nail-studded sticks, slings, stones, knifes and other weapons in their attacks on police officials on duty. DPO Gujranwala, Waqas Nazir, DSP Rashid Sindhu, Rana Shafique, DSP Abid Ghani, Inspector Ghazanfar, Inspector Khadim, Safdar, SI Irshad Hussain, SI Riaz Hussain, SI Ahmad Shabbir and T/ASI Nasir have got serious injuries. It includes also 09 in Lahore, 55 in Gujranwala, 01 in Okara, 25 in Bhakkar, 14 in Jhang, 13 in Rawalpindi Regions, 09 in Sargodha and 04 in Toba Tek Singh.
It is pertinent to state that the team of RPO Sargodha rescued 15 hostages from the clutches of PAT workers at Bhera interchange. The hostages with their broken limbs are in critical state and they have been admitted to ICUs of Bhalwal Hospital and DHQ Sargodha. The names of the police officials who have been rescued are ASI Arshad Mehmood, ASI Muhammad Aslam, ASI Muhammad Ikram, ASI Mujtaba, HC Amjad Iqbal, Zulfiqar Ali, Muhammad Liaquat, Muhammad Umair Ali, Fakhar Abad, Ansar Abbas, Shehzad Pervaiz, Constable Fayyaz, Mumtaz Haider, Nadeem Akram, and Tariq.
PAT workers during their assaults on police stations of various districts, destroyed the buildings, damaged police vehicles and also snatched weapons from the police. They completely destroyed police station Quid Abad of Khushab.