Caretaker CM Punjab directs to provide immediate relief to families of police martyrs




ATTOCK (JAN-31): The Inspector General Police Punjab Usman Anwar has said that in pursuance to the directives of the caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi, historic and major decisions have been taken for the welfare and immediate relief of families of the police martyrs and the Ghazis who were injured and disabled in combat with terrorists or other field operations.

Police sources said hereon Tuesday that Dr. Usman Anwar issued an order to clear the pending dues of all police martyrs within a week. 

He said that the widow’s allowance (Rs. 8500 per month) of the police employees who died in line of duty is very insufficient in the current economic situation, so it is necessary to increase the widow’s Guzara allowance to make it equal to the minimum wage of laboreri.e 25,000 approved by the  government in order to reducetheir financial troubles.  IG Punjab said that it has been decided to increase the Guzara allowance of the widows of the police employees who died before ten years of service to make it equal to approved minimum wage of a laborer by government.

IG Punjab said that the rules for departmental recruitment of children of police martyrs are being simplified and all the children of police martyrs coming on open merit will get 10 additional marks during the departmental recruitment process.    IG Punjab said that if seat is not available in the concerned district for recruitment on Shaheed quota, then the child of the martyr should be recruited immediately in any other district of the province where seat is available. 

IG Punjab said that the children of martyrs should be given full support for admission in the best schools, colleges and universities, in this regard RPOs and DPOs have been directed to contact with the families of martyrs.

IG Punjab directed that all possible relief should be provided to the families of police martyrs and they should not feel that they are alone or abandoned. IG Punjab said that the medical claims of police Ghazis should be cleared immediately while  preference should be given to Ghazis with respect to transfer posting.   Dr. Usman Anwar said that a special package is being worked on for all those Ghazis who have become completely disabled and are unable to even get up from bed.  IG Punjab said that the package of the martyrs who had an on-duty accident is being revised and the families of such martyrs will be given full salary. 

IG Punjab said that a decision will be taken to increase the financial package of brave Ghazis of the police who become disabled in the line of duty and fighting anti-social elements. In this regard ,  a three member committee of  DIG Establishment, DIG Operations and DIG  IT  has been formed, which will prepare its recommendations in seven days and present them in the next meeting of the executive board.  Dr. Usman Anwar said that the brave martyrs and Gazis who sacrificed their lives in the sacred duty of protecting the lives and property of the people are my  pride and deserve exemplary respect and all possible relief.  IG Punjab said that the police martyrs have secured the future of the nation by sacrificing their blood, similarly, the services of police Ghazis  are also eternal and can never be forgotten.

These views were expressed by IG Punjab at the Central Police Office . He was  presiding over the police executive board session and  giving instructions to the officers, historical and major decisions were taken for the welfare of the families of police martyrs and Ghazis.

In the meeting of the Police Executive Board, the professional matters  of various branches, standing orders and other matters were discussed while the officers participating in the meeting expressed their suggestions and recommendations regarding under debate  issues. IG Punjab said that a meeting of the Police Executive Board will be called regularly for immediate decision-making about the office issues  of various branches.

CCPO Lahore Bilal Siddique Kamyana ,Addl IG training Zulfiqar Hameed, Addl IG Welfare Riaz Nazeer Gara , Addl  IG Special Branch Sultan Ahmad Chaudhry, Additional IG CTD Imran Mehmood, Additional IG Operations Waqas Nazir, DIG Traffic Rao Abdul Karim, DIG Agha Mohammad Yousuf, DIG IT Ahsan Yunus, DIG Sohail  Ahmed Sukhera, DIG Establishment Tariq Rustam Chauhan, DIG Raye Babar Saeed, DIG PHP, Sadiq Ali Dogar,  DIG Dr. Abid and other officers were also present, police sources added.