KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail announced Rs1 million each for the families of martyred security personnel who foiled a terrorist attack at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).
The governor organised a ceremony at the Governor House to pay tribute and appreciate the security officials who thwarted the terror attack. He said the sacrifices of those who laid down their lives for the nation will not go in vain.
The governor said he will request the prime minister to confer ‘Tamgha-i-Shujaat’ on the security officers. He also announced Rs0.5 million to Rs1.5 million for the injured and the survivors.
The wife of injured policemen Saeed Akram, brother of sepoy Imtiaz Ali, and injured policeman Shahzad received the amount. The son of martyred sub-inspector Shahid Ali also attended the ceremony and received the compensation amount.
Similarly, the son of martyred policemen Khudayar Khan, Iftikhar and Hasan also received the amounts. Policemen Nasir Abbas, Asad Ahmed, Ejaz Ali who prevented the terrorists from entering the main building were also honoured.
The governor also honoured Rapid Response Force (RFF) officer Rafiq Soomro who shot dead two terrorists, and policemen Muhammad Saleem and Khalil-ur-Rehman who shot dead one terrorist each.
While addressing the ceremony, IGP Sindh saluted the police personnel for thwarting the terror attack on the stock exchange. He vowed that the police force will continue to serve the nation.
PSX Chairman Sulaiman Mehdi also addressed the occasion and lauded the sacrifices rendered by the security personnel.
Earlier, the governor had announced the compensation amounts during a visit to stock exchange for those who displayed exemplary performance and were martyred in the terror attack.