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February 14, 2015

Bahria Town gives cheques, plots to heirs of martyred cops


February 14, 2015

KARACHI: Bahria Town’s Vice Chief Executive Zain Malik at a ceremony on Friday at Central Police Office (CPO) distributed cheques of Rs1 million and plots of 125 yards among 20 families of martyred police officials and personnel who were gunned down by criminals and terrorists during the recent years while performing their duties in the city.
Accompanied by IGP Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali, Zain Malik, who is the son-in-law of Malik Riaz, said Bahria Town praised the slain police officials and personnel for their dedication, gallantry and the sacrifices and added that his organisation and entire country was indebted to the sacrifices offered by the police officials for Karachi and entire Pakistan.
He said Bahria Town had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sindh police in November last regarding provision of around Rs4.5 million relief package to the family of every police official who dies in the line of duty in Karachi but added that it was not a compensation for the lives of martyred police personnel.
“One million cash and a few hundred yards’ plots are not compensation for the lives of the brave police personnel but we are doing this as a token of our appreciation for the sacrifices made by the brave police personnel of Sindh and Karachi police”, he added.
Bahria Town’s VCE felicitated the Sindh and Karachi police saying their efforts and services resulted in lowering and minimising the crimes, especially acts of terrorism and targeted killings in Karachi and added that a considerable decrease in other crimes had also been witnessed in the mega city. Speaking on the occasion, IGP Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali thanked Bahria Town for giving cash and plots to families of martyred police officials and personnel saying it showed even the people of Pakistan and private sector was serious in the welfare and taking care of the heirs of slain police officials.
Praising former president Asif Ali Zardari, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim

Ali Shah said on Mr Zardari’s directives, Sindh government announced to provide two employments to the children of the martyred police personnel and officials while they would be given Rs10 million as compensation.
He praised the government for increasing the salaries and allowances of Sindh police and making them at par with Punjab police and announced that SZABIST had also announced to provide scholarships to the children of martyred police officials for graduation at their institutes.
IGP Sindh claimed that sacrifices of the police officials and personnel had resulted in lowering crime rate in entire province, especially in Karachi and vowed to continue the targeted operation against criminals, terrorists and gangsters till the city was rid of anti-social and anti-Pakistan elements.Other senior police officials including DIGs, SSPs, SPs and families of the martyred police officials attended the ceremony.

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