PM gives assistance cheque to terror victim

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif approved a financial package for the taxi driver who lost his life in an explosion in the I-10/4 sector of Islamabad this week.

He approved the package in light of the investigation of the law enforcement agencies. He sanctioned a financial package of Rs 10 million for the heirs of driver Syed Sajjad Haider Shah. On the instructions of the prime minister, the cheque of the approved amount was handed over to the heirs of Sajjad Haider. According to the investigation, Sajjad had no connection with the terrorists or their plan.

The blast took place in his taxi on December 23. He was from Rehana, district Chakwal and was currently residing in Muslimabad, Dhoke Syedan, Rawalpindi. He left behind his wife and four children. The family of the deceased thanked the prime minister for the financial assistance.

PM extends birthday wishes to Nawaz Sharif; praises his leadership qualities: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday conveyed birthday wishes to his elder brother and former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and paid tribute to his political and national contributions.

On his Twitter handle, the prime minister said that he always sought guidance from his elder brother and leader Nawaz Sharif as his imprints on the politics of Pakistan remained permanent. Praising Pakistan Muslim League-N leader, the prime minister further said that Nawaz Sharif’s selfless service to the people of Pakistan was the hallmark of his politics.

“Happy birthday to Mian Nawaz Sharif. Throughout my political career, I have always looked up to him for guidance as my elder brother and leader. His imprint on Pakistani politics remains indelible. Selfless service to the people is the hallmark of his politics,” he posted a tweet. In a separate message shared by PM Office Media Wing in Urdu language, the prime minister said that on his birthday, millions of his followers, including him, prayed for his long life.

He said that he felt pride in being younger brother of Nawaz Sharif and a worker of his party.

Nawaz Sharif’s life was immersed with his deep affection for the motherland and laden with his sincere efforts, he said, adding that his brother possessed qualities of tender heart, foresightedness, understanding and wisdom. The prime minister further said that Muhammad Nawaz Sharif always strived for the defence and economic prosperity of Pakistan, public welfare and improving its prestige at the international level.

Besides, he always fulfilled his commitments, he added.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has formally issued a directive for the grant of Shuhada package to martyred police constable of Islamabad Capital Territory Police Syed Adeel Hussain who laid down his life during a suicide attack in Sector 1/10. The prime minister also directed for handing over a cheque worth Rs10 million as a financial package to the bereaved family of late taxi driver Syed Sajjad Haider Shah, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release on Sunday.

The deputy commissioner Islamabad would hand over this cheque to the bereaved family. The Prime Minister’s Office issued directives to the ministry of interior for taking necessary steps in this regard. (APP)