Govt to take care martyred cops families: Sanaullah

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Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan has said that the incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is committed to take special care and facilitate the families of martyred police officials who laid down their lives in line of the duty to save others. The Interior Minister visited Central Police office Islamabad on Wednesday during which he met with family of the martyred ICT official Adeel Hussain of I-10/4 blast and presented a cheque of Rs10 billion to them under ‘Shuhda Package’. He said that Rs12.5 million more grant will be provided to the family of the martyr for construction of house and his children will be facilitate till end.

Addressing a press conference along with IG Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan on the occasion, Rana Sanaullah paid tributes to Syed Adeel Hussain and said that the martyr save the federal capital of massive disaster by sacrificing his own life. He also lauded the injured of the blast. He expressed special thanks to Prime Minister and the PML-N government for taking keen interest and approving the imbursement of Rs1.22 billion pending amount of the martyred police officials. The interior minister appreciated IGP Dr Akbar Nasir Khan for ensuring the appointments in the department and holding a well disciplined test of the country’s history.

Rana Sanaullah said that during National Security Committee (NSC), the political and military leadership has vowed for not holding any dialogues with extremists and zero-tolerance for all terrorist organizations. It Taliban are desirous of holding dialogues on the issues, they would have to lay down weapons first, he clarified. The minister said that to tackle terrorism in better way, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) would be strengthened and functionalized. He informed that two terrorists of threatening to attack Parliament have been arrested who were identified as Daniyal alias Zulfiqar s/o Gul Ameen and Zubair s/o Shamas ur Rehman.

Speaking on the occasion, IGP Dr. Akbar Khan said that four to five culprits were involved in I-10/4 attack who have identified due to committed efforts of Islamabad Police, Rawalpindi Police and intelligence agencies.

Responding to a question, he said that the police department has always rendered its duties in best possible way and remains alert. For security of the cops, all available resources were being provided to them and were well briefed before assigning any duty, he concluded.