Malik Muhammad Saad Khan
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Introduction of Malik Muhammad Saad:

Date of Birth19th May 1959
Place of birthAbbottabad, North-West Frontier Province (Present Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), West-Pakistan
Death27th January 2007
PlaceKohat, North-West Frontier Province
Cause of DeathSuicide Attack
RankDeputy Inspector General
ServicePolice Service of Pakistan
Service period1983 – 2007
UnitFrontier Police-Peshawar Branch
CommandsChief Capital city Police Officer (CCPO) Administration in Municipal Corporation Commandant Frontier Reserve Police
BattleBattle in North West-Pakistan
AwardsNishan-e-Shujaat (2007)

Brief Information:

Malik Muhammad Saad Khan Shaheed gave his life while he was on duty and watching the security arrangements of a religious march in Peshawar. His friends gave the example of Malik Muhammad Saad for bravery, willpower, and management which motivate many of the Police workers, Aristocrats, and assistants. He had an extraordinary profession as a CSP major in Police field[1].

He served as Chief Superintendent of Police in many places while appointments and lead the workers, his behavior was just like a leader who served for the people and took the people with him. Due to the good services and behavior, he became a Chief City Police Officer (CCPO) in the city of Peshawar. When he started the job as a Chief City Police Officer (CCPO) his duty was at those areas of Peshawar which were very dangerous. There are a few persons that made respect in the heart of local citizens. He also served in the United Nation’s mission in Mozambique. His personality was dynamic, he was a sportsman, a well player of Hockey and Cricket. Malik Muhammad Saad was martyr while he was protecting the local citizens and a suicide attack was there. It was the toughest time for him to protect the public, he died and left many friends and citizens who were very sad of his sacrifice, he will always be remembered. His anniversary is celebrated by his family and other persons on his tomb[1].

Sadd’s life & Education:

Malik Muhammad Saad was born in Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 19th May 1959. He was on the post of Chief Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) in Peshawar, North-West Provincial Capital of Peshawar, Pakistan. He remained the in-charge of Capital city of Peshawar, an honest man, hard work & perseverance. He got his early education from Peshawar the area where he lived. He was very honest from his childhood and have an interest in making Police[2].

Malik Muhammad Saad giving award to a student of Karate Player
Malik Muhammad Saad Presenting award to a student of Karate Player in Peshawar and support through empowerment for all the students

Higher Education:

He completed the Civil Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology. He served in Civil departments, but due to his honesty and bravery, nobody likes him. After passing the examination of Central Superior Services (CSS), he joined the Police department and got the public’s love, respect, and also got respect from the government. A day came on which he was the Squad leader of UN Special Forces and he was sent to Mozambique; he gave his duty about 7 months and came to Pakistan. After coming back to Pakistan, he served as the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in many districts and departments. His elder brother is a Politician and former District Nazim of Kohat, Malik Muhammad Asad Khan. Malik Muhammad Saad belonged from the Bangash Tribe, lived in Kohat[2].

Police Career:

He also served as the Superintendent of Police (SP) in those areas which were extreme violation areas, Northern Frontier districts of “Dir & Buner”. His services are being remembered in those areas where he worked for the people of Dir & Buner. There were thousands of people gathered there when he was leaving that area, the people were on the roads and streets for deporting him. On that occasion, he said to people that it was not the matter of him to stay not the matter for his promotion, he was just performing his duty there. On his good performance there, the people of Buner requested the Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto to give them back their S.P, but they were not successful to do so. There was the same situation in Dir[2].

Senior Staff requirements.:

After coming back from Dir, he gave the services in many departments like FBR, accountability Bureau, Special Branch but he earned credit when he got the post of S.P traffic in Peshawar. Due to his performance and well behavior, he was promoted to Assistant Inspector General (AIG) in traffic Police, Peshawar. He was still a junior officer he was given wanted post but at the time the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) equivalent of CCPO, SSP Peshawar. He gave the duty and earned a lot of respect, and there were a few crimes that were in those areas. He transferred to Swat, where aggressiveness and corruption were rising at a shocking rate. The city was cleaned from the crimes which were about 4 months[2].

Civil Services:

He gave his duty back in Peshawar and he was the first Police Officer ever which was at the post of Administrator Municipal Corporation (Mayer of Peshawar). He was more popular when the crime rate increases and people request from Malik Saad, and he was again back to the Post of SSP Peshawar. The local government system of Visibly designated Nazims in which he did positively. Malik Saad had the authority to use engineering and administrative skills to change the Peshawar environment of development, so he worked for the Peshawar Development Authority (PDA), and which was renamed to “City Development & Municipal Department (CD&MD)”. After that, he became the Director-General, completed many projects, and worked for development include the city’s active flyover[2].

Malik Muhammad Saad khan in a meeting with his colleagues
Malik Muhammad Saad khan in a meeting with his colleagues

Knowledge Arrangements:

After serving as DG CD&MD, he remained AIG and which after renamed AIG Operations directly under the Inspector General of Police (IGP). He became the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) after resolving clashes with the Chief Minister. He remained there for about 2 months and served as DIG of the Frontier Reserve Police (FBR). He was generally selected by the former local order ahead of majors up to ten years in his eldest[2].

Sacrifice & heirloom:

The young Malik Saad was martyrdom in a suicide attack on 27th January 2007. He was one of the most respected persons at that time. His courage, determination, sense of morals, and principles set a precedent for his colleagues, junior and new coming Police services of Pakistan, and specifically for those which were from the region of Peshawar. He was very popular among the nation of Peshawar and he is fondly remembered as a legendary figure of sorts, specifically in smaller towns and villages where he was like a hero and served his duty like a humanitarian. When he died, his funeral was prayed by more than 200,000 people and his legacy remains an integral part of the history of Peshawar and the Civil Services of Pakistan[2].


There are many buildings and charities were built after his death, in which Malik Muhammad Saad Khan Shaheed flyover, a project when he was DG CD&MD and the Peshawar Police Lines. He was rewarded the Nishan-e-Shujaat, which is the highest civilian award for gallantry[2].

Report on the death anniversary of Malik Muhammad Saad Khan’s Shaheed


1.            Amazingpakistanis. 21st August 2020; Available from: Amazingpakistanis

2.            Wikipedia. 21st August 2020; Available from: Wikipedia.

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