LAHORE - A ceremony was held at the Governor's House, here on Friday to award the Governor's Gallantry Medals to six policemen who sacrificed their lives during a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team. Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer also gave cheques of Rs 20 lakh each along with gallantry medals to the heirs of martyrs and Rs three lakh each to ten injured police officials in the incident. Muhammad Jamil brother of bus driver Mehr Muhammad Khalil received a cheque of Rs five lakh and gallantry medal on his behalf as he had gone to Karachi while a cheque of Rs five lakh along with bravery medal was awarded to Omar Zafar son of late Muhammad Zafar Khan driver of the van taking umpires to the stadium. The Governor awarded gallantry medals and a cheque of Rs 20 lakh to the father of Shaheed head constable Faisal Rasheed. The Governor also gave the medals of gallantry and cheques of Rs 20 lakh each to the father of head constable Mudassar Nadeem, father of Zafar Iqbal, mother of constable Tipu Fareed, father of constable Sultan Mehmood and father of traffic warden Tanvir Iqbal. He gave cheques of Rs three lakh each to the injured police officials including sub inspector Dilshad Ahmad, head constable Muhammad Nawaz, constables Muhammad Iqbal, Faryad Ali, Muhammad Jehangir, Arshad Ali, Muhammad Zahid, Ali Raza, Muhammad Kafil and traffic warden Muhammad Afzaal while the incharge of the contingent for the security of Sri Lankan team, Assistant Superintendent Police Sarfraz Khan Virk was awarded, Governor's Gallantry Medal. Addressing the function, Governor said that Pakistani nation is proud of these brave sons of the soil who have saved the lives of the visiting Sri Lankan team at the cost of their own lives. He said that the way jawans of elite force have protected the lives of the visitors from the terrorists who were armed with rocket launchers, hand grenades and kalashankoves is a matter of pride for the country. The Governor proposed that Liberty Crossing should be renamed as Shaheed Chowk. He announced that any one of the heirs of the police martyrs who would be eligible for police job will be given employment in the police department while Punjab government will bear the educational expenses of the children of martyrs from class one to post-graduation level. Talking to journalists, Governor said that a political party is trying to make political capital out of the attack on Sri Lankan team. He said politics apart, jawans of Punjab police have protected the visiting team from any harm. He paid tributes to elite force and Mujahid force on this achievement. Chief Secretary Punjab Naguib Ullah Malik, Inspector General Police Punjab Khawaja Khalid Farooq, Additional Chief Secretary Taimur Azmat Osman, senior officers of police and administration as well as local office bearers of PPP were present on the occasion. Later, the Governor mingled with the families of martyrs and consoled them.