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| Updated at: 2010 PST, Monday, November 30, 2009|
LAHORE: Punjab government will provide houses to the families of martyred policemen who have no suitable accommodation of their own, besides bearing the education expenses of their wards.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif made this announcement while addressing a function arranged for presenting gifts to the families of police martyrs at Qila Gujar Singh Police Lines here on Monday.
IGP Tariq Saleem Dogar, CCPO Pervez Rathore, a number of police officials, and the families of police martyrs were present on the occasion.
CM assured the aggrieved families that Punjab government would do its best to take care of their needs.
Lauding the sacrifices rendered by the policemen in the line of duty, he said they laid down their lives for the safety of nation, adding that all must honour them from the depths of their heart.
The government is duty bound to take every possible step to provide job to the children of martyrs, besides offering free medical facilities to their families, he said.
Lauding the courage and bravery of police officials facing terrorism, the Chief Minister said that the government will spend more on their professional training and skills. He observed that raising Elite force was a timely step as they were trained to face terrorists.
Shahbaz Sharif said that the government doubled the salaries of police force with additional amount of Rs 8 billion, adding that people of Punjab expect improved services from the police force.
He said those who committed the fraud of Rs 9 billion in Bank of Punjab should be taken to task, as these people who swallowed billion of rupees and got them waived off have risked the very future of the country.
Pakistan is victim of terrorism and its responsible is that dictator who ruled the country for ten years, he said.
Earlier, during his visit to "Darul Shafqat", the Chief Minister said that the government would take every possible step to ensure a respectable life for orphans in the society. He appreciated the management of Darul Shafqat for looking after the orphaned children and providing them education, clothing, food and accommodation facilities.