DI KHAN: A policeman who was injured in a suicide blast on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ikramullah Gandapur in Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) seeks government’s assistance for his proper treatment.
The constable Abdul Raziq has been lying on bed since then. He complained that neither a minister nor a high ranking police officer has inquired about his health condition as yet.
Three people, including the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ikramullah Gandapur, were killed and four others were injured including Abdul Raziq in a suicide attack on his vehicle in Kulachi area of Dera Ismail Khan on July 22 this year. Ikramullah Gandapur, a candidate from PK 99 DI Khan, was targeted when he was going to attend a sit-in against non-arrest of killers of his brother, former provincial minister Israrullah GandapurIkramullah Gandapur.
Abdul Raziq’s both legs were seriously damaged. He was shifted to Lady Reading hospital Peshawar where metallic rods were fixed in his damaged legs.
Abdul Raziqe was threatened by police officials to withhold his salary if he tried to access media to expose government indifference, said Zulfiqar brother of the constable. “My family spent all its earnings on his treatments and we are unable to support his treatment anymore”, Zulfiqar said and added “Doctors wanted to refer him to Lahore for treatment but the police department of KP started playing delaying tactics when they were asked for provision of an ambulance,” he alleged.
He appealed to the Inspector General KP Police Salahuddin Khan to bear his treatment cost and compensate him forthwith.
While talking to TNN, District Police Officer DI Khan Zahoor Afridi denied the allegations and said that all the necessary support and treatment has been provided to constable Abdul Raziq.