SP Tahir Dawar’s death leaves a huge void

PESHAWAR: Superintendent of Police (SP) Rural Peshawar Tahir Dawar served the Police Department for 23 years with dedication, honesty and bravery.

He joined the police as Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and gradually got promotions and was recently appointed SP Rural Peshawar due to his brilliant career and capabilities. He was born on 4 December 1968 in Khadi village of North Waziristan tribal district. He got Master’s degree in Pashto Literature in 1989. He joined the police force after passing the Public Service Commission exam. He was appointed Station House Officer (SHO) Bannu Town in 1998, Sub-Inspector in 2002 and Inspector in 2007.

Tahir Dawar was also conferred with Quaid-e-Azam Police Award due to his dedication with his job and his brilliant services. He also served as Assistant Director in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from 2009 to 2012. He served as Deputy Superintendent Police (Circle) and DSP Faqirabad, Peshawar in 2014.

Tahir Dawar also served in UN Peace Missions in Morocco and Sudan in 2003 and 2005, respectively. In 2005, he received bullet injuries in his left leg and arm in a clash with terrorists. He was promoted as SP Rural Peshawar two months ago.

Colleagues said SP Tahir Dawar was a brave and honest officer. He also took interest in literature and also did some poetry.

He was kidnapped from Islamabad on 26 October and his body was found in Afghanistan three days ago. He was laid to rest in Peshawar on Thursday night after his body was received from Afghanistan by the Pakistani officials.

SP Dawar has left behind seven children, including two sons and five daughters. He was deeply attached to his younger daughters as was evident from pictures shared by his friends on the social media. The death of Tahir Dawar left police force, members of the Dawar tribe and rest of the countrymen in deep shock and grief. His fellow officers say the death of SP Dawar has created a huge void.