Bannu

SP Elite Force Bannu gunned down By TTP in Sawabi

Bannu: A senior police officer of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa police was gunned down in Salim Khan area of Swabi, militants claimed on Saturday.

Superintendent Police of the Elite Force Khairul Haseeb was heading home after offering morning prayers when gunmen riding on a motorcyle.

Haseeb was a retired major having served in the army. He had been posted to Bannu, but had returned to his hometown to celebrate Eidul Fitr with his family.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack.

PM condemns attack

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the attack on SP Haseeb.

He offered his condolences to the slain police official’s family and expressed government’s resolve to eliminate the menace of terrorism and extremism from the country.

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About Farman Nawaz

Farman Nawaz (Urdu: فرمان نواز); (born 5 May 1977) is Media Manager at Federal Tax Ombudsmen Secretariat Islamabad. Nawaz initially worked as a sub editor at Peshawar based provincial newspaper The Frontier Post. He contributed articles to mainly English newspapers of Pakistan, China and Afghanistan. Nawaz wrote against terrorism, extremism, and Talibanization. But his Urdu articles, published on Express News website were mainly about women rights and the status of women in Pakistan . Farman Nawaz is inspired from the liberal views of Maulana Ubaidullah Sindhi and translated the Urdu articles of Maulana Ubaidullah Sindhi into English. References from his articles are included to reports of various institutions, thesis and online contents. Report ‘Debating the Pakistani National Interest over the Kerry-Lugar Bill’of Middle East Media Research Institute took references from his article ‘First violation of Kerry Lugar Bill’ published in The Frontier Post.[1] Quarterly publication, Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, of Association of Indian Diplomats in its vol. 6 (2011) gave special importance to his article ‘For Better Trade Ties’ published in Daily Dawn.[2] The think tank South Asian Analysis Group highlighted his work about religious liberalism in its report ‘Identity Crisis and Political realities of Indian Muslims’.[3] Research thesis titled ‘I AM (NOT) MALALA–ANTAGONISTIC PERCEPTIONS OF A NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATE’ of Department of Foreign Languages (National Intelligence Academy, Bucharest, Romania) took references from his article Noble Prize Winner’s Fate in Pakistan’ published in Daily Outlook Afghanistan. [4] Nirmalya Dutta of Daily News and Analysis of India (DNA India) in his news story pointed to his article published in Daily Times about transgenders. [5] Salman Tarik Kureshi in his Daily Times article wrote a complete paragraph about his article published in the same newspaper. [6] Research article Promoting and Propagating Secularism through Gorakh Sutras published in International Journal of Exclusive Management Research took reference from his article “Why Indian Muslim Ullema are not popular in Pakistan?. [7] [1] Ahmad, T. (n.d.). Debating the Pakistani National Interest over the Kerry-Lugar Bill. Retrieved October 06, 2017, from https://www.memri.org/reports/debating-pakistani-national-interest-over-kerry-lugar-bill

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