Punjab CM pays tribute to police martyrs

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Condemns destruction of girls schools in Chilas

Staff Reporter

Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari has said that police martyrs have written a history of bravery and courage with their blood.
In his message issued here on Friday on the eve of Police Martyrs Day, he said that the nation remembered the great sacrifices rendered by police martyrs and paid regards to their heirs on this day.
The chief minister paid rich tributes to the police martyrs who had sacrificed their precious lives for the protection of life and property of the people and said that their bravery and commitment to duty had helped in maintenance of peace in the country.
The police martyrs gave their blood to make the country a citadel of peace, he added.
The immense sacrifices rendered by the police for the safety of citizens are immortal, he added.
“The police force and other law-enforcement agencies are fully engaged in eradicating the internal enemies,” he stated.
He said the police martyrs sacrificing their lives for the beloved motherland were heroes of the whole nation, adding the peace had been restored due to their sacrifices and martyrs’ role in maintaining peace would always be remembered. Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Dr Hasan Askari has strongly condemned ransacking and destroying of schools in Chilas and reiterated that such nefarious acts cannot stop daughters of the nation to study.
According to a statement issued here on Friday, he said that those who were trying to spread fear and panic among people through such transgressions were atrocious enemy of national development and prosperity.
He said the criminal offences aimed at depriving the girls from studying tantamount to sheer ignorance and fanaticism.
“It is very essential to light the candle of knowledge everywhere to fearlessly counter extremism, as it can only be defeated through an emphatic light of knowledge in society,” he added.
We would have to defeat the conspiracies of anti-social elements trying to make the nation a hostage of the darkness of ignorance with our commitment and passion, concluded the chief minister.

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