Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah
Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, meets children belonging to families of fallen personnel of Sindh Police. Image Credit: Sindh CM House

Karachi: A programme was held to pay homage to around 2,380 personnel of Sindh Police who laid down their lives to restore peace by fighting against criminals and terrorists. The family members, including bereaved children and senior citizens, attended the programme. 

A documentary highlighting the sacrifices of Sindh Police personnel was screened. The event also paid homage to the army personnel, including Quetta Corps Commander, who recently died in a helicopter crash in Balochistan during a flood relief operation.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said the policemen laid down their lives to ensure the safety and security of the country. Apart from the 2,380 fallen policemen, thousands of other officers and personnel of the Sindh Police were injured while performing their duties to protect people’s lives, he added.

The chief minister said the bravery and professionalism of the Sindh Police had been appreciated by other provinces and national law enforcement agencies.

Shah said that policemen were at the forefront of the struggle to maintain law and order and combat lawlessness. The Sindh government provided the deceased’s family with Rs10 million in compensation, a government job, and a monthly salary till the retirement age of the fallen police personnel. He said there is particular emphasis on the education of the children of the deceased.

Inspector-General of Sindh Police, Ghulam Nabi Memon, said the policemen in the province had courageously fought against the armed robbers, terrorists, and other criminals in hostile terrain and weather. He praised the assistance provided by the Sindh government for training, besides giving the latest arms and gadgets to the policemen.

Najla, the daughter of a fallen sub-inspector of Sindh Police Kamil, thanked the Sindh government’s financial assistance for the family and the scholarship for her higher education.