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Tuesday July 16, 2024

Rs70m distributed among cops’ children on Eid

By Our Correspondent
June 16, 2024
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Dr Usman Anwar addresses an event on January 5, 2024. — Facebook/Punjab Police Pakistan
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Dr Usman Anwar addresses an event on January 5, 2024. — Facebook/Punjab Police Pakistan

LAHORE: Inspector General of Police Punjab, Dr. Usman Anwar, has initiated another commendable steps for the welfare of police personnel and their families.

On the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, Punjab Police distributed more than Rs70 million to children of police employees affected by various diseases and families of police officials. DIG Welfare, Ghazi M Salah ud din, said that over Rs1 crore 63 lakh have been provided to 545 children affected by cerebral palsy, while 66 lakh rupees have been disbursed to 148 children suffering from thalassemia.

Under the "Hamare Phool Project," these children are receiving a monthly allowance of Rs15,000. DIG Welfare further mentioned that maintenance allowances have been paid in advance to 1,195 families of police employees who passed away during service, totaling over Rs4 crore 70 lakh. This includes maintenance allowances and medical treatment expenses paid in advance.

Police officials expressed gratitude to IG Punjab for the timely disbursement of welfare funds. Dr. Usman emphasised that the police force is a family, all member sharing joys and sorrows together and the purpose of disbursing welfare funds in advance is to provide timely relief to police force.

New Eagle Squad inaugurated

Inspector General Police Punjab, Dr Usman Anwar, visited Kasur and inaugurated the new Eagle Squad of Kasur Police along with Speaker of Punjab Assembly, Malik M Ahmad Khan.

Provincial Minister for Schools Education, Rana Sikandar Hayat, Regional Police Officer Sheikhupura Region, Athar Ismail, DPO Kasur, members of provincial assembly, citizens, lawyers, traders, organizations, and social figures attended the ceremony. IG Punjab paid rich tribute to the martyrs and recited Fateha for the souls of Kasur Police martyrs. IG Punjab said that the establishment of Eagle Squad in Kasur will prove pivotal in curbing crimes. The patrolling by Eagle Squad will ensure eradication of street crimes and enhance sense of security among citizens.