Brave Police Officer Takes on Armed Criminals in Public [Video]

Sometimes we forget that the normal policemen and policewomen near us have one of the toughest jobs around. They often work for low wages and are expected to risk life and limb come what may if it means that the public can sleep well at night.

And then there are some exceptional police personnel who go above and beyond their duty. Even at the risk of losing their lives, they don’t let anything come between them when it comes to their responsibility to uphold the law.

Nothing captures that statement as this video clip:

This clip shows Sultan Qamar, who is also the SHO of Rawalpindi City Police, apprehending a criminal in public while another one tried to free his accomplice by shooting point blank at the cop.

As you can see, the whole incident happened at a crowded place and you can actually sense the panic as people fled the scene.

Obviously, this raises the question – did the cop act recklessly in engaging the criminal at an apparently public place? Or did he make a judgment call after considering all variables? After all, we all tend to complain that cops usually don’t do anything if they see a robber in their jurisdiction, so maybe, just maybe there’s more to this incident than we can discern from the video above.

Perhaps in engaging the criminal, SHO Qamar avoided a bigger tragedy from unfolding.

Sultan Qamar, the hero cop.

In any case, this act of bravery in the line of fire isn’t something we see every day. And I think we can agree that if all cops were as fearless and dedicated as Sultan Qamar here, criminals would think twice before going about their nefarious activities.

Samir heads the sponsored content department at ProPakistani. He also looks after the Life section.


  • Salute to our police, armed forces, FC/Rangers.
    Salam ap sab ko for keeping us safe by risking and giving your lives.
    GOD BLESS YOU. GOD BLESS PAKISTAN

  • First off, salutes to the bravery of Mr. Sultan Qamar!!!

    Moreover, he took correct action, as per the code book of Police.
    Next:
    ProPakistani… shame on your writer who instead of reporting this ‘news item with objectivity’ started asking sceptical questions about him being rite or wrong? Please get some basic lessons on journalism!!!

    • You seem unnecessarily critical of the writer’s grammar. You should look at yours first, spellings too. You require a lot of work in both.

      Technically you are way off too. First, the police officer demonstrated courage, extraordinary courage but at personal risk beyond the call of duty when no ones life was at stake, no one was being threatened. The bad guys were just trying to get away. Such heroism in the heat of the moment is understandable but is not required by the book.

      Second: Point-blank range is not “Shooting point blank” as you imply. It does not mean “shooting target by putting barrale (you meant barrel) on the target”.

      Point blank is any distance over which the trajectory of a given projectile fired from a given weapon remains sufficiently flat that one can strike a target by firing at it directly.

      Point-blank range varies according to a weapon’s external ballistics characteristics and the chosen target. Thus a weapon with a flatter trajectory will permit a longer maximum point-blank range for a given target size, while a larger target will allow a longer point-blank range for a given weapon.

      In common parlance, in popular usage, point-blank range has come to mean extremely close “can’t miss” range with a firearm, within four feet of its muzzle at moment of discharge yet not close enough to be a contact shot.

      Your suggesting that only a contact shot is point blank is therefore not correct. After looking at the video I would have to agree with the Samir Yawar, writer of ProPakistan, that the parameters within which shooting occurred, it was indeed at a point blank range.

      I expect this was helpful.

        • You have not been able to reply to him in a rational mature manner. Seems you have emotional issues and ego problems at being corrected while none in abusing others.

          Please learn to be civil. From the point of view of a neutral observer I’d say that it is you who has cause for shame. Could be that your lack of education and poor family upbringing may be the reason for your shameful behaviour.

    • You seem unnecessarily critical of the writer’s grammar. You should look at yours first, spellings too. You require a lot of work in both.

      Technically you are way off too. First, the police officer demonstrated courage, extraordinary courage but at personal risk beyond the call of duty when no ones life was at stake, no one was being threatened. The bad guys were just trying to get away. Such heroism in the heat of the moment is understandable but is not required by the book.

      Second: Point-blank range is not “Shooting point blank” as you imply. It does not mean “shooting target by putting barrale (you meant barrel) on the target”.

      Point blank is any distance over which the trajectory of a given projectile fired from a given weapon remains sufficiently flat that one can strike a target by firing at it directly.

      Point-blank range varies according to a weapon’s external ballistics characteristics and the chosen target. Thus a weapon with a flatter trajectory will permit a longer maximum point-blank range for a given target size, while a larger target will allow a longer point-blank range for a given weapon.

      In common parlance, in popular usage, point-blank range has come to mean extremely close “can’t miss” range with a firearm, within four feet of its muzzle at moment of discharge yet not close enough to be a contact shot.

      Your suggesting that only a contact shot is point blank is therefore not correct. After looking at the video I would have to agree with the Samir Yawar, writer of ProPakistan, that the parameters within which shooting occurred, it was indeed at a point blank range.

      I expect this was helpful.

  • I know this police officer Qamar Sultan personally. He lives in Zia Colony, Peer wadhai.
    He is brave but also currupt. Had been suspended many times on many charges. One of them was arresting a business person and instead of putting him in jail, he hides him at his personal place, tortured him for money. He had purchased much property by arresting people illegally and getting bribe from them. Everybody from zia colony knows him.

  • I know this police officer Qamar Sultan personally. He lives in Zia Colony, Peer wadhai.

    He is brave but also currupt. Had been suspended many times on many charges. One of them was arresting a business person and instead of putting him in jail, he hides him at his personal place, tortured him for money.

    He had purchased much property by arresting people illegally and getting bribe from them. Everybody from zia colony knows him.


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