KARACHI: Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah announced Rs500,000 in compensation and a job for the mother of the polio worker who was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday in District Central.
Haseeb Ahmed, a polio worker in Union Committee Water Pump of District Central, lost his life after he was run over by a truck while he was giving vaccinations. He was the only male member of his family.
Taking notice of the killing, the CM directed Health Minister Dr Sikandar Mandhro to pay Rs500,000 in compensation to the 45-year-old mother, Humera, and also give her the order of Lady Health Worker. "We are fighting against a crippling disease and I have respect [and] appreciation for the volunteers who are strengthening our hands to make the anti-polio drive successful," he said.
Ahmed leaves behind a mother and two sisters. All of them are working with polio teams as volunteers.
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