LAHORE                   -                Provincial Minister for Human Rights & Minorities Affairs (HR&MA) Ijaz Alam Augustine took notice of an accident, in which, a sanitary worker of Gujranwala Waste Management Company was killed.

The minister directed the district administration of Gujranwala to conduct a transparent investigation into the incident, says a handout issued on Sunday.

According to the details, a driver of Kotwali police crushed Ashiq Masih, a sanitary worker of (GWMC) on routine duty and a passer-by near the Khayali gate, Gujranwala. Ashiq Masih was seriously injured and referred to Lahore in precarious condition where he lost his life.  On the direction of the provincial minister, the representatives of district administration visited residence of Ashiq Masih and expressed their condolences to the bereaved family.

 The provincial minister was informed that the police authorities have registered a case against the negligent driver and arrested had him while immediate provision of ration along with financial assistance to the victim’s family had also been ensured. They also assured about employment of victim’s son and payment of departmental dues.

Ijaz Alam Augustine said that such type of accident looked a serious human error, however, legal action would be taken against the driver who committed criminal negligence.