Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi Monday said the government would soon announce a special package for the families of martyrs of Islamabad Police ISLAMABADÂ
Addressing an eventÂ arranged here to pay tribute to the police martyrs, he said, “The martyrs of Police are pride of the whole nation and the governments will soon announce a special package for the families of those personnel who lay their lives in the line of duty.” The minister said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was determined to transform the Capital Police into a model force. “The police officials will be given due respect and honour in the Naya Pakistan.” He said his ministry’s doors were opened for the families of martyrsÂ and the governmentÂ would provideÂ allÂ possible facilities to them.Â Afridi said the Â government would also provide financial assistance for education and marriage of the martyrs’ children.Â He said Allah Almighty had selected 41 policeÂ personnel of Islamabad, who sacrificed their lives for the great cause of protecting others’ lives. Every MuslimsÂ desired to get martyred, he added.He said the entire nation was proud of the law-enforcement agencies, whose personnel were rendering great sacrifices to ensure peace in the country.Referring to his meeting with a mother fromÂ Baluchistan province, the minister said she was in high spirits despite her two sons had been martyred in the war against terrorism.If she had ten sons, she would have sacrificed allÂ of them for the cause of the motherland. “I salute such mothers, who are always ready to sacrifice their sons for Pakistan,” he added.Â Afridi said he also felt pride for having martyrsÂ in his family. He said the martyrsÃÂ had great respect in Islam.
He said the Federal Government would ensure protection of lives ofÂ allÂ the citizens of country.He said the government was determined to provideÂ allÂ available resources to the Islamabad police for their capacity building. Work on the Police Act was under way as the government was firm to introduce reforms in the Capital police, under which lower rank police officials’ would be promoted to higher ranks, he added.He said intelligence and technical schools would be set up for capacity building of Islamabad Police.The minister assured that the problems faced by policemen like accommodation and transportation would be solved on priority.
Inspector General of IslamabadÃÂ Aamir Zulfiqar paid rich tribute the policeÂ martyrs, saying their sacrifices for the country would be written in goldenÂ words.He pointed out to a disparity that the familyÂ of a constable in IslamabadÂ was given a meagre amount of Rs 3 millionÂ while in PunjabÂ the amount was Rs 20 million.He requested the Interior ministryÂ to name Islamabad‘s roads after the martyrs.Later, the minister distributed compensation cheques among the heirs of martyred policemen. Courtesy Urdu Point