Faisalabad kid becomes CTO for a day

9-year-old Abdullah Noor is suffering from blood cancer


Our Correspondent February 16, 2017
Abdullah Noor being received by traffic police officials at CTO office. PHOTO: EXPRESS

FAISALABAD: A kid suffering from blood cancer became chief traffic officer for a day in Faisalabad.

Abdullah Noor, 9-year-old boy from Tehsil Jaranwala, is suffering from blood cancer. While going through treatment, Noor had expressed the wish of becoming a police officer one day. His wish was heard by the current Chief Traffic Officer in Faisalabad Shehbaz Khan Wazir and he immediately decided to grant the child’s wish for one day.

Abdullah was invited to the local police station complete with CTO’s officer’s uniform. He was brought from Allied Hospital with a full protocol where he is currently being treated.

At the police station, Noor was warmly welcomed by the traffic wardens and was offered the chair of CTO. He was then taken to visit different roads around the city to overlook the operations of various traffic wardens on duty.

In charge of Allied Hospital ward where Noor had been admitted, Dr Khalid and Dr Khurram also accompanied him throughout the day. They expressed their gratitude and said such kind gestures will help the child in his treatment.

On the occasion, Abdullah Noor issued instructions and all the staff followed his orders in letter and spirit.

While speaking to The Express Tribune, Abdullah Noor’s father, Muhammad Noor said, “I pray for the health of my son and wish that he may become a real chief traffic officer someday.”

He maintained, “May Allah accept the nice gesture from eMed & traffic police.”

Meanwhile, Dr Muhammad Khalid termed the decision as a brilliant move.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 17th, 2017.

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