QUETTA: Deputy Collec­tor of Customs Dr Abdul Qudoos Sheikh, who changed into badly overwhelmed up via a set of armed smugglers in Quetta last week, succumbed to his injuries in a medical institution in Karachi on Tuesday.

On July 3, masked armed guys had attacked Dr Sheikh when changed into returning to Quetta after seizing a field load of smuggled high-cost goods in an operation in the Kolpur area.

as the body of workers become busy in completing the felony formalities, Dr Sheikh changed into forcibly stopped near Gahi Khan Chowk by using two motors of armed men who rammed their jeeps into his legit vehicle.

. The assailants forcibly pulled him out of his vehicle and brutally assaulted him with SMG butts after which escaped, leaving him significantly injured in a pool of blood.

After receiving information approximately the incident, the customs officers and police rushed to the web page and took Dr Sheikh to Civil health center, Quetta, from wherein he was shifted to the blended military sanatorium, Quetta, as his condition changed into crucial.

Later, the customs government shifted him on a chartered plane to a non-public sanatorium in Karachi wherein he died on Tuesday morning.

“Such is the fee that the Customs department will pay for, within the line of responsibility, however this often goes unrecognised,” said a senior customs legitimate.

This was no longer the first assault on customs officials engaged in anti-smuggling operations as inside the beyond three years, 10 officials/officials have lost their lives and dozens have been injured. Except the fatalities, there have been incredible instances of body of workers being kidnapped, mainly in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, to browbeat the Customs department, into submission except loss/harm to kingdom infrastructure.

The Balochistan domestic branch has formed a special committee to probe the deputy collector’s homicide at the request of the inspector popular of police.

in keeping with a notification issued by means of the home branch, the committee headed by the SSP investigation Quetta can have a member every from the Counter Terrorism branch, Crime branch, Inter-services Intelli­gence, military Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau and Customs as well as the senior public prosecutor.

The committee has been requested to conduct research and post its file inside 30 days.

After registering an FIR of the murder, Quetta police have already arrested 3 suspects, which include a businessman.

leader Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani specific­ed grief and sorrow over the loss of life of Dr Sheikh and stated the factors behind the brutality would now not be spared.

In a assertion, he stated that Dr Sheikh became an honest and dedicated officer and his dying changed into a massive loss of the province. “individuals who are worried in his homicide shall get hold of no mercy.”

published in sunrise, July 10th, 2019