Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi Monday said the government will soon announce a special package for families of martyrs of Islamabad police.
Addressing an event arranged to pay tribute the police martyrs here, he said, “the martyrs of police are pride of the whole nation and the government will soon announce a special package for the families of those personnel who laid their lives in line with the duty.”
The minister said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is determined to transform the capital police into a model force. “Our government is determined the make the federal capital police a model force for others and the police officials will be given due respect and honor in the Naya Pakistan.”
He said his ministry’s doors are opened for families of the martyrs, assuring that the government will provide all possible facilities to families of the martyrs.
Afridi said the government will also provide financial assistance for education and marriage of martyrs’ children.
He said Allah Almighty had selected 41 police personnel of Islamabad for the great cause to sacrifice their life for protection of others’ lives. “People desire to get martyrdom, Allah Almighty had selected 41 Islamabad police personnel for this great cause,” he added.
Apprising about a meeting with a mother living in Baluchistan province, the minister said her two sons were martyred in war against terrorism but she said was in high spirit and determined to sacrifice if she had ten sons for the motherland. “I salute to such mothers who are always ready to sacrifice their sons for the motherland” he added.
The minister also informed the audience that he had also honor of having martyrs in his family.
The minister said that the martyrs have great respect in the Islam. He said that federal government will ensure the safeguarding of life all the citizen of the country.
“The nation is proud of all law-enforcement agencies on rendering great sacrifices to ensure peace in the country” he added.
He said the government is determined to provide all available resources to Islamabad police for their capacity building. He also informed the participants that work on police Act had been started while the government is also firmed to introduce reforms in the federal capital police, under which lower rank police officials’ promotion to higher ranks will be ensured.
He said intelligence and technical schools would also be set up for capacity building of Islamabad police.
The minister assured that problems faced by police like accommodation and transportation would be solved on priority.
Inspector General of Islamabad police Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan paid rich tribute martyrs of Islamabad police and said their sacrifices for the country will be written in history with gold worlds.
On martyrdom, the IGP said family of a constable is given a meager amount of Rs 3 million while in Punjab the amount is Rs 20 million, adding that this disparity is unjustified.
He requested the ministry to name city roads after the martyrs. “Rendering own life for security of others, is one of the biggest sacrifice,” he added.
Later, the minister distributed compensation cheques among heirs of the martyrs families.