Nation proud of forces’ sacrifices

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Rajanpur—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Monday gave away financial assistance cheques to heirs of police martyrs who had sacrificed their lives in the operation against criminals in Katcha area of district Rajanpur.
Law enforcers were tightening noose around facilitators of terrorists to achieve the ultimate target of elimination of terrorists, the Chief Minister said while addressing a ceremony at Police Lines here.
Shehbaz said the whole nation was proud of the sacrifices being rendered by Police and Army Jawans, and pledged that the operation would continue till the achievement of targets.
Shehbaz Sharif gave cheque worth Rs 9.5 million to heirs of martyred SHO of Bangla Ichcha police station Hanif Ghauri. Financial assistance worth Rs 7.5 million each was handed over to heirs of other police martyrs including head constable Muhammad Ajmal, and constables Amanullah, Muhammad Tariq, Shakeel Ahmad, and Qazi Ubaidullah Faheem.
The CM also distributed Rs 1 million cheque each among the policemen injured in the operation in Katcha area of Rajanpur. They included elite force constables Tanvir Ahmad, Aftab Ahmad, Saeed Ahmad, Muhammad Ishaq, Saifullah, Zabihullah of Punjab police and police boatman Haq Nawaz.
He said that lists of terrorists’ facilitators were being prepared to cripple their ability to facilitate the terrorists, pleading that it would help law enforcers to eliminate hardened criminals and terrorists.
The Chief Minister made it clear that the government would not tolerate black sheep within police and such elements would be thrown out of the department. Shehbaz Sharif lauded Pakistan Army on success in the operation Zarb-e-Azb.
He said an effective strategy was being pursued in a coordinated manner to eliminate terrorists and hardened criminals.
He said the government was also taking steps to overpower poverty and improve financial conditions of the poor so that no terrorist element could exploit their poverty.
Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Sardar Sher Ali Gorchani, MNA Sardar Jafar Khan Leghari, MNA Dr Hafeez ur Rehman Dareshak, MPA Sardar Atif Khan Mazarin, DIG DG Khan Rehmatullah Khan Niazi, DPO Ghulam Mubashir Mekan besides heirs of martyred policemen, relatives of injured policemen and those policemen who were held hostage by the criminals and were later released following Army took over the operation Zarb-e-Ahan in Rajanpur Katcha area, were present on the occasion.—APP

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