Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has announced financial assistance for the bereaved families of security officials belonging to Punjab who were martyred in the tragic incident at Karachi Airport.
While talking to media during the signing ceremony of an agreement for the upgradation and rehabilitation of Pakpattan Canal and Sulemanki Barrage between Punjab government and Chinese company Sino Hydro, Shahbaz Sharif said that Rs. 10 lakh each will be given to the families of martyred security officials as financial assistance.
He said that Punjab government will also provide a house free of cost to the heirs of martyrs in Ashiyana Housing Scheme. He said that Punjab government will also bear educational expenses of the children of the martyrs and free treatment facilities will also be provided to them.
He said that the attack on Karachi Airport by terrorists is a tragic incident which is highly condemnable. He said that the officials of security agencies of the country embraced martyrdom with courage and valor. He said that the entire nation is proud of officials of security forces who sacrificed their lives for the country and the nation.
The Chief Minister paid rich tributes to the officials of the security forces on discharging their national responsibilities efficiently without caring for their lives.
Shahbaz Sharif said that the sacrifices of the martyrs will not go waste. He said although financial assistance by the Punjab government is not an alternative of the life of martyrs but it is the responsibility of the government to look after the children and heirs of martyrs.
Meanwhile the Chief Minister has strongly condemned the incident of firing by terrorists at ASF camp in Karachi and has appreciated timely action by security forces. He said that security forces have foiled the nefarious designs of terrorists through courage and bravery.