ISLAMABAD  - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday approved special assistance package amounting to a total of Rs 15 million for the spouses/ families of each officer of law enforcement agencies, with conferment of gallantry awards as well, for his dedicated service and heroic deed.

He did this to appreciate the dedicated services and heroic deeds of the officials of law enforcing agencies. The martyred officers include Shaheed Fayyaz Ahmad (PSP/BS-19), Shaheed Lt (Retd) Muhammad Hilal (PSP/BS-18) and Shaheed Abdul Mansoor Khan (PAS/BS-19 Acting).

Fayaz Ahmad was martyred on August 8, 2013 in a suicide blast in District Police Lines, Quetta, while reviewing the security arrangements for the funeral ceremony of another martyred officer. Lt (Retd) Muhammad Hilal embraced martyrdom when he was ambushed by terrorists on August 6, 2013 in Chilas, District Diamer, and Abdul Mansoor Khan martyred while serving as deputy commissioner Quetta.

Paying highest tributes to the martyred, the Prime Minister said that the entire nation was proud of such brave sons of the soil who sacrificed even their lives for the protection of the motherland and expressed the hope that other law enforcing officials would serve with the same spirit and dedication.

The Special Assistance Package includes an amount of compensation to the tune of Rs 9 million in addition to lump sum grant of Rs 01 million already approved. Moreover, approval was granted for Rs 05 million in cash to the spouse / family in lieu of plot / land as per Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation’s policy for deceased employees.