LAHORE - After getting approval from the Punjab government, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera issued a notification regarding the relief package for the families of police martyrs who sacrificed their lives during bomb blasts, terrorism, riots and police encounters.

According to the new policy and notification issued in this regard, from constable to head constable’s family will be entitled to get Rs 5 million relief package including one million rupees for house and four million rupees for welfare.

Similarly, from ASI to Sub-Inspector’s family will get seven million rupees relief package including two million rupees for house and five million rupees for welfare.

Also, the family of an Inspector or DSP will be entitled to get Rs nine million compensation package including three million rupees for house and six million rupees for welfare. Whereas, from SP to SSP’s family will be entitled to get Rs 12 million including Rs4 million for house and Rs 8 million for welfare and DIG and above family will be entitled to get Rs 15 million relief package including Rs five million for house and Rs10million for relief package.

Besides, the family of a police martyr will also be given the full salary along with the annual increment till the superannuation of Shaheed. They will also be entitled for full pension. According to the new package, children of Shaheed constable to sub-inspector rank will be inducted in police department at any post of grade 1 to 7 and children of Shaheed Inspector and above rank officers could be recruited as sub-inspector.

According to new package, free education will be provided to the children of Shaheed police personnel from primary to Post Graduate level and all expenses will be borne by the Punjab government.

This notification will be implemented with immediate effect, a police spokesperson added. It may be recalled that earlier there had been Rs three million compensation package for the families of martyred policemen.