Karachi, April 20, 2016 (PPI-OT):Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that the attack on police men who were providing security to polio workers is a cowardly act. He directed the DG Rangers and IG police to launch a vigorious operation against the terrorist who killed out seven policemen and bring them to book.
He said this while presiding over a high level meeting he convened today just after the Orangi incident in which terrorists killed seven police men who were providing security to the polio workers. The meeting was attended by Home Minister Sohail Siyal, DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar, Principal Secretary Alamuddin Bullo, IGP Sindh AD Khawaja, Additional IG Karachi Mushtaq Maher.
IGP AD Khawaja briefing the chief minister said that he rushed to the spot where incident took place and got the bodies shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The DG Rangers also reached there. The Police and Rangers cordoned the area and started operation to comb out the terrorist who killed the policemen.
He said that it was actual attack on policemen rather than on polio workers. “They killed policemen and hit them into their heads. Not a single polio worker was attacked. This shows that the attack was actually against the police,” he said. DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar also briefed the chief minister about his visit of the spot and his assessment.
The chief minister directed the DG Rangers and IGP to arrest the killers of the policemen by using all their resources. “I am approving Rs5 million reward for the person who would give information about the killers,” he said and also announced Rs2 million for the heirs of each and every killed policemen and two jobs for their heirs according to their qualification.
He also directed the IGP to continue the salaries of the killed policemen till the age of their retirement. “I would say that count them as your on service force and keep their salaries as they are and add annual increments in their salaries like the salaries of other employees and also give them benefit of enhancement, if and when announced by the government.
The chief minister also directed the IGP to provide necessary facilities to shift the bodies of the policemen to their respective native villages. The chief minister said that the sacrifices of the policemen who laid their lives in the line of their duties would not go in vain.
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