Sindh policeman who saved passenger’s life at railway station recommended for bravery award


ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has recommended a bravery award for a Sindh police constable who had saved a passenger from being crushed under a moving train at Khairpur Railways Station earlier this year.

Reports said that the Prime Minister Office (PMO) has sent a summary to President Arif Alvi for approval of Tamgha-e-Shujaat for Constable Jamil Ahmed Kalhoro.

PMO has sent the summary after Kalhoro’s name was recommended by Inspector General of Police (IGP) in Sindh.

On August 17, the constable was on special duty during the month of Muharram at the railways station to assist mourners travelling by train.

A north bound train, after a halt at Khairpur station was departing when a passenger fell in the gap between train and platform and got stuck there. He was dangerously close to being crushed when Kalhoro reacted swiftly and dragged him out, saving the passenger’s life.

This exemplary act was recorded by a passenger by mobile camera and later went viral on social media. The timely response and sense of duty had been appreciated across the country, including Prime Minister Imran Khan.

In recognition of his exception performance, sense of duty and timely response to save a human life, IGP Sindh recommended his name for the prestigious award.

Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Imran Khan admired the cop for his dedication to work. He wrote, “This is where duty becomes sacred. Admiration for the commitment of the young policeman to serve the people”.

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