File photo of the victim

Staff Reporter:

QUETTA: In a tragic incident on Friday, Jamil Ahmed, a police head constable, was fatally shot while guarding a polio vaccination team in the Eastern Bypass area of the provincial capital. Ahmed sustained a bullet wound during the morning hours, prompting an immediate shift to the Civil Hospital Quetta for medical treatment. Regrettably, he succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

The circumstances surrounding the killing of the policeman remain shrouded in mystery, as there has been no official statement regarding the incident. Senior police officials have arrived at the scene and initiated an investigation to determine the details leading up to the tragic event.

The loss of Jamil Ahmed, who valiantly served in safeguarding a polio vaccination team, highlights the risks and challenges faced by frontline workers in public health initiatives. The police have officially confirmed the killing of Jamil Ahmed, and further updates on the investigation are awaited.

Authorities are urged to prioritize the safety and security of those involved in critical public health campaigns, such as polio vaccination drives, to ensure the smooth implementation of vital healthcare initiatives.


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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.