Balochistan govt fails to provide compensation to family of martyred DIG Hamid Shakeel

Published: May 25, 2018
Family of the deceased receive no recompense

Family of the deceased receive no recompense PHOTO: EXPRESS

QUETTA: The government of Balochistan is yet to fulfil its promises of compensation and privileges to the family of martyred DIG Hamid Shakeel.

DIG Hamid Shakil was a reputable officer of Balochistan Police, who embraced martyrdom in the line of duty when a suicide bomber targeted his convoy on Airport road in November last year.

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On his martyrdom, the representatives of Balochistan government, including the Chief Minister and interior minister, vowed to make all necessary arrangements for the provision of privileges and facilities to the family members of the deceased.

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However, according to the family, the provincial government has not followed through on any promise as of yet.

They further lamented that if this is the state of paying service to the family of a martyred officer, then the state of rewards given to the families of ordinary personnel must be even more embarrassing.

The family members of the martyred police official further said that the provincial government should honour the sacrifice given by officers who have stood valiantly against terrorism and embraced martyrdom for their motherland.

DIG Hamid Shakeel’s family appealed to the president of Pakistan to ensure that all promises made by the provincial government are kept.

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