Security Guard Who Died While Foiling KSE Attack Was Due To Retire In 2 Days
Security Guard Iftikhar Wahid – who was martyred while foiling the terrorist attack at Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday – was due to retire on July 1.
60-year-old Iftikhar Wahid was working as a security guard at the Pakistan Stock Exchange for the last 10 years. The house of Iftikhar is located in the railway colony behind the stock exchange building. According to media reports, the late security guard had five children. His eldest son, Ejaz Iftikhar, is differently-abled person.
People on Twitter are paying to tribute to Iftikhar for sacrificing his life in the line of duty, despite knowing the fact that he was the sole breadwinner of his family.
Salute to the Security guard Iftikhar, martyred while foiling a terrorist attack on PSX. He was supposed to be retired in 2 days. Father of five children and one with some disability. Hope PSX Board & management @FarrukhHKhan will give full support to his family. #KnowYourHeroes pic.twitter.com/17NslPy6kJ
— Usama Qureshi (@UsamaQureshy) June 29, 2020
Those who embraced martyrdom defending this country deserve more than mere mentions and words.
— Ahmad Rajwana (@ahmadrajwana) June 29, 2020
— Karachi Walay (@kolachiwalay) June 29, 2020
Mohammad Iftikhar was a security guard at PSX who martyred in today's incident. He was about to retire from his services.
He was father of five, one was mentally handicapped. Gov. Must help 💔 pic.twitter.com/JQno5GVYgx
— UET's Einsteins (@uetseinsteins) June 29, 2020
#KnowOurHeros: Security Guard Iftikhar Wahid was on duty at the #KarachiStockExchange. He was shot in the head and breathed his last on route to the hospital. No amount of gratitude is enough to thank you, Iftikhar sahab – we'll forever remain indebted
— Yusra Askari (@YusraSAskari) June 29, 2020
During the terrorist attack, the late security guard was positioned at a checkpoint of the KSE’s only entrance, where the terrorists faced resistance for the very first time by the martyred security guard. Later, several bullet marks were found on the barriers placed at the checkpoint, the position of Iftikhar Wahid.
According to the police officials, two terrorists were killed in an armed confrontation at the aforesaid location, while four terrorists were killed in the attack and two security guards and a policeman were martyred.