Smugglers attack deputy collector of customs

QUETTA: According to the news in the wee hours of Wednesday night the Deputy collector Preventive Quetta Customs Dr. Abdul Qudoos Sheikh along with Inspector Ghulam Hussain Khoso after carrying out a successful operation at Customs Check Post were returning back to Quetta when enroute they were forcefully stopped at Ghai Khan Chowk, Sariab road, by a white Vitz and Toyota Hilux Vigo.

Around ten masked people, armed with guns, jumped out of their vehicles and overpowered the inspector while others manhandled and assaulted the Deputy Collector with fists and AK-47 butt severely injuring him.

After carrying out their nefarious plan the assailant fled away. While injured officer was rushed to Trauma Centre of Civil Hospital. Senior management, fellow officers and staff of Customs immediately reached Civil Hospital and looked after the injured officer.

Doctor and staff of Trauma Centre provided immediate medical care. FIR of the case has been lodged and investigation has started. This blatant and brazen attack by frustrated smugglers and their accomplices tantamount to challenging the writ of the state of Pakistan which needs to be addressed at proper level by bringing the culprits to face the law.

Meanwhile Customs Quetta has reiterated its resolve to continue with anti-smuggling drive undeterred by such cowardly acts.

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