KARACHI – Ex-member of the dissolved iconic music band, Vital Signs, Salman Ahmad has been advised by police to leave country owing to threat to his life for working relentlessly to eradicate polio, reported Saturday.
‘Ghoom Tana’ lead voice refused to ‘run away’ from the country after threats for trying to make this country a better place.
Speaking exclusively with Dunya News, Ahmad revealed that a police officer advised him to leave the country as he could be fatally targeted by terrorists.
The police officer said that the department has credible information in the matter, Ahmad told.
It should be noted here that dozens of anti-polio workers have been killed while on duty in different parts of the country so far and despite police and other law enforcement agencies’ assurance, they work in constant threat especially in Sindh.
It should also be mentioned here that Ahmad has been advised a week after a world famous Qawwal, Amjad Sabri was gunned down in Karachi in cold blood.
Two miscreants atop a motorcycle followed his vehicle as he moved to a studio of a private channel to take part in Ramazan transmission. His music aide was injured in the attack while the man who made the West develop an ear for Qawwali and Sufi music besides his relatives died on the spot.
He was shot multiple times.
The killing sent a chilling rage across the nation and thousands of people participated in his funeral prayers the next day. He was laid to rest next to his much revered father’s grave in Karachi graveyard.
After a decisive action was taken against banned outfits by incumbent Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif in form of Operation Zarb-e-Azb in tribal areas of the country that was launched in June 2013, the army had foreboded militants’ movement to Sindh to take shelters.