Islamabad, August 21, 2013 (PPI-OT): 5th Death Anniversary of POF Shuhadas was observed in Wah Cantt. with dignity and honour. On 21st August’2008, 70 POF Employees embarrassed martyrdom and 196 injured in 02 suicide attack at POF gates. In order to pay tribute to these Shuhadas, this day is observed in POF every year and special prayer functions are held for them.
This year too, a simple and impressive function was held at POF Hotel in order to pay homage to these Shuhadas. Lt Gen Muhammad Ahsan Mahmood, HI(M) Chairman POF Board was the Chief Guest on this occasion. Addressing on this occasion, Chairman POF Board said that we salute to the pious souls of these POF shuhadas who laid down their lives for POF and motherland and reaffirmed our pledge that we would not let their great sacrifices to go in waste and make the defence of the motherland invincible.
Chairman POF Board further remarked that the coward act of the terrorists would not lessen our courage and we would continue to shoulder our responsibilities with courage, dedication and commitment.
He further announced to set up a fund through which educational and marriage expenditures of the sons and daughters of the Shuhada would be met. Chairman POF Board gave away cheques valuing Rs.20 thousand to family member of each Shaheed. He further assured them to get flat for the family members of the POF Shuhadas from the residential scheme being launched by Punjab Govt. at Taxila.
A large number of family members of the Shuhada and injured participated in this function. Chairman POF Board inquired about the problems of the family members of Shuhada, assured them to resolve their problems at the earliest, expressed his solidarity and sympathy with them and informed them the steps being taken by POF Administration for their welfare.
Chairman POF Board stressed upon POF employees that they should shoulder their duties with honesty for the progress of this organization so that this defence installation could make progress by leaps and bounds and assured the employees that POF administration would take every possible steps for their welfare.
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Pakistan Ordnance Factories
Chairman POF Board
Lt. General Muhammad Ahsan Mahmood HI(M).
Tel: +92 51 9271402, +92 51 9055-23217, +92 51 9055-21017