Martyrs’ sacrifice a valuable asset: IGP

LAHORE: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Rao Sardar Ali Khan visited the homes of two policeman martyred during recent violent protests and enquired after injured personnel in hospitals.

The Punjab police chief offered Fateha at the homes of the late Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Muhammad Akbar in Chunian and Constable Ghulam Rasool in Kasur.

Talking to the heirs of the martyrs, he said their sacrifices were a valuable asset of the department and every official of Punjab Police would not hesitate for a moment for sacrificing their lives in order to maintain law and order.

He said the sacrifices of martyrs like ASI Akbar and Constable Ghulam Rasool reflected the fact that personnel of Punjab Police were on alert round the clock for undertaking the sacred mission of ensuring the supremacy of law and the writ of the state without any fear.

Rao Sardar said the best welfare of martyrs’ families and provision of every possible medical facility to injured personnel was his priority.

Talking to the mother and children of Constable Ghulam Rasool and daughter and brother of ASI Akbar, he said the status of martyrdom was bestowed upon lucky persons.

He said the martyrs had not only laid down their lives while serving the state and nation but also set a precedent for others.

The educational expenses of children of martyrs will be paid by the department and the families will be proved the Shaheed Package, he added.

Kasur DPO Imran Kishwar and other officers were also present on the occasion.

The IGP also visited the Mayo and General Hospitals for enquiring after the injured officials.