CM meets widow and family of martyred constable

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday met the widow and other family members of martyred constable Javed Iqbal of the Anti-Terrorism Force Punjab, in Dera Ghazi Khan.

While talking to the family members, Shehbaz Sharif said that the family of the martyred constable would be given free treatment facilities and the educational expenses of his children would also be borne by the Punjab government.

The pain of the family could never be compensated; however, financial assistance of the family was a responsibility of the government which would be fulfilled at every cost, he added.

He paid rich tributes to the martyred Javed Iqbal and presented a cheque of financial grant worth Rs 10 million to the widow.

The CM announced giving a house worth Rs 10.35 million to his widow and children. In addition to it, a plot measuring seven-marlas would also be given to the family of the martyred constable.

The chief minister announced a job for the son of the constable in the Police Department.

Meanwhile, a monthly stipend of Rs 20,000 will be given for transport expenses of the family members. The widow would be given full salary till the date of retirement of the martyred constable.

Shehbaz Sharif also offered Fateha for the salvation of martyred constable Javed Iqbal.

Javed Iqbal was gunned down by terrorists on Aug 31 while he was coming back to his home after performing his duties. On the basis of important information, collected by the martyred constable, successful operations were conducted in which seven terrorists was killed and many others were arrested.