Lahore, August 04, 2018 (PPI-OT): Interim Chief Minister Punjab Dr. Hasan Askari reached Al-Hamra in time as per his tradition to preside over the ceremony held in connection with Police Martyrs Day. The police officers, officials, families of martyrs, senior civil officers and media were present in the ceremony in the large numbers. The ceremony started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran relating to martyrs. One minutes silence was also observed on the occasion. The daughter of police martyr ASI Muhammad Amin, Atika, delivered an emotional speech. She said she is proud of being the daughter of police martyr.
The eyes of audience of swelled with tears when son of a police martyr Constable Mumtaz Hussain, Ali Husnain, delivered his speech. The daughter of martyr SI Musadak, Hadia Musadak said in her speech that she is not the daughter of Musdak, but the daughter of Punjab Police. Grandson of martyr SI Musadak Hussain surprised the audience with his speech in English and he said he wanted to be a shaheed or ghazi like his grandfather.
Interim Home Minister Shaukat Javed said in his speech that the Punjab Police have rendered great sacrifices despite limited resources. There are 1462 martyrs of the Punjab Police in the war against terrorism. Additional Chief Secretary Tariq Najeeb Najmi said we are leading a peaceful life due to sacrifices of police martyrs. IGP Syed Kaleem Imam said every policeman from IGP to lowest rank is ready to sacrifice life for the defence of the motherland.
He said door of IGP are always open for the families of police martyrs. CCPO Lahore BA Nasir said the families of police martyrs are the chief guests of this ceremony. As many as 305 brave policemen of the Lahore Police have sacrifices their lives. The mother of martyr Caption (R) Ahmed Mobeen seated on the stage and she wiped her tears several times during ceremony.
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