KARACHI: To mark “World Wish Day” throughout the world, Make-A-Wish Foundation Pakistan joined hands with Sindh Police to grant the wish of 13 year old Azim Ahmed, who suffers from a life-threatening illness. For a day, Ahmed played out his wish of being a police officer, serving as an officer of the law.
In a graceful ceremony at Police Head Office in Karachi, Additional IG Sindh Police Akhtar Gorchani inducted Azim Ahmed in to the Police force, decorated him with badges and on his Police uniform, as would any regular officer.
After becoming the youngest Police Officer, Azim along with additional IG Police, inspected the Police Guard Unit and was given a tour of the Control Room at situated at Police Head Office and briefed over Police monitoring activities.
Then, as any ranking officer would normally do, Ahmed climbed aboard a police vehicle and took to the streets for patrolling the city. As luck would have it, they received a (mock)report on the unit’s wireless radio about a robbery in progress at a house in Defence. He, along with other police units rushed to the crime scene.
Once at the site, Ahmed waited nervously outside, as his troops surrounded the house to arrest the dacoits. Once the play-acting criminals had been disarmed, Ahmed took over, trudging them into the back of a waiting Police mobile, all ready to take him to the station.
Ahmed also inspected the Darakshan Police Station where he was awarded a certificate for his bravery by Gorchani who lauded the unique work of Make-A-Wish Pakistan and said it is an honour for the Police Department that an ailing child wished to be a policeman which shows that Pakistani children look at the police force as their Heroes. Gorchani also congratulated Ahmed for becoming the youngest police officer of Pakistan.
Hailing from Chanesar goth, which has seen its fair share of violence and criminal activity, Ahmed says he would like for his neighbourhood to be good again.
The Founding President Make-A-Wish Foundation Pakistan Ishtiaq Baig appreciated the efforts of Sindh Police for granting the wish of Azim Ahmed in a unique way and presented a crest of the organisation to Additional IG Sindh.
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