LAHORE - The father of a child, who was murdered in Bhalwal in Sargodha District, met Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif here on Monday.

Nazir Ahmad had urged the chief minister to help him get justice in the murder case of his son during a public meeting of the PML-N in Kot Momin a couple of days ago.

Taking notice of his appeal, the chief minister called Nazir Ahmad to his residence where he met and consoled him and assured him of justice. He reprimanded the police officials for failing to dispatch the case evidence to the Punjab Forensic Science Agency on time and ordered dismissal of the concerned DSP, SHO and the investigation officer from service. He also announced a financial grant of Rs1 million for the father of the deceased child.

The chief minister took a serious view of the reports that police took 23 days to verify evidence in the child murder case. It amounts to oppression of the bereaved family that their child was killed after a sexual assault but police wasted 23 days to verify evidence, the chief minister observed. He said that a sense of responsibility in performance of duty was paramount. “Had the police given relief to the aggrieved family, they would have prayed for them,” he said. The chief minister also sought details of the incident. He was told that the child was killed after assault.  Punjab Police inspector general, regional police officer and Sargodha district police officer were also present on the occasion.

FUNERAL PRAYERS

Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif went to Tehsil Kot Momin of Sargodha on Monday and attended funeral prayers for Tahir Ahmad Sindhu, PML-N MPA.

He offered Fateha for the departed soul and paid tribute to socio-political services of late Tahir Ahmad Sindhu for the area. The chief minister extended his sympathies to sons and other family members of the deceased and expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief. He said that Sindhu was a sincere party worker who was very popular in the masses. He said Sindhu worked day and night for welfare of people.