SSP Muhammad Hilal Khan was working on one of the most important assignments of his career when his life was cut short.
Hilal was investigating the murders at the Nanga Parbat base camp in June, which killed 10 foreign tourists and their Pakistani guide. But less than two months later, the SSP himself lost his life when unidentified men fired at his vehicle. He was 37. An army colonel and captain also died in the attack.
Following his retirement from the Navy and induction in the civil service, Hilal was appointed as the Assistant Superintendent of Police in Muzaffargarh. He was later posted to other districts in Punjab from 2006-08. In 2009, he was transferred to Rawalpindi and promoted to superintendent of police. He also worked as the security in-charge for VIPs.
In 2010, Hilal was transferred to Attock and became the youngest district police officer to serve the district. He remained DPO till December last year, following which he was transferred to Diamer and served there until his death.
He is survived by three sons; six-year-old Abdul Kabir, four-year-old Saghir Khan, and two-year-old Salar Khan. Hilal also leaves behind four brothers, parents and a widow.
His parents may never recover from the loss. “My heart is torn apart. My son left me all alone,” Parent.
Courtesy: Express Tribune