PESHAWAR – Inspector General of Police, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Akbar Khan Hoti has said that Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) is carving a new history of bravery and professionalism by effectively defusing bombs and high explosive materials.

This he said, while addressing an award distribution ceremony held at CPO Peshawar today. The function was arranged in recognition of services of those BDU police officers and jawans who successfully defused the explosive filled jacket strapped around the body of the bomber at Bara Road and two bombs planted under the Sikandar Khalil flyover bridge at GT Road the other day.

Showering towering appreciation on the BDU performance, the police chief informed that the unit jawans were securing the lives of the general public at the risk of their own lives which was not less than a jihad.

He further said that the tradition of arresting the suicide bombers and becoming stumbling block in the way of explosive-laden vehicles was put by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police and added that BDU was adding a new chapter of professionalism and devotion by discharging its duty in a volatile situation and defusing the huge quantity of explosive materials and high intensity bomb in a professional manner.

The police chief also expressed satisfaction over the expertise, knack and skill of BDU and said that those putting their own lives at risk in line of duty were precious asset of the nation and no efforts would be spared for their encouragement and welfare. He hoped that BDU police will keep continue exhibiting the same performance successfully in future too and urged the awardees to bring more success for the unit and come to the attached expectations of the nation.

Later, provincial police chief Akbar Khan Hoti and Additional IG Investigation, Liaqat Ali jointly awarded the BDU officers and jawans with cash prizes and commendation certificates.

The awardees included Sub Inspector Abdul Haq, Assistant Sub Inspectors Muhammad Idrees, Zarsheed Khan and Khanzada, Head Constables Sabir Khan, Zahid-ur-Rehman, Sajjad Akhtar, Muhammad Farooq, Ziarat Ullah and Aminul Haq, Constables Shah Faisal, Khaista Rehman and Muhammad Zaman and drivers Asif Khan, Mosam Khan and Malik Riaz.