KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday directed Home Department to examine the police Shuhada (martyr) compensation money being given in other provinces, so that it could be rationalized in the province accordingly.
This he said in a message issued on the occasion of Police Shuhada Day – being observed today in the province.
The chief minister said that he had reports that the compensation given to the families of the policemen who lay their lives in the line of their duty is higher in the Punjab.
“I have directed Home Department to examine the ‘Shuhada’ compensation being given in other province, if it is higher in Punjab or in other provinces we would make it par with them,” he announced.
It may be noted that the Sindh government gives Rs5 million compensation for a policeman who lays his life in the line of duty. In Punjab the compensation for a Shaheed policeman is Rs5 million and it keeps increasing with the rank/pay scale of a Shaheed policeman.
The chief minister appreciated the police department for observing `Shuhada Day’. “This is a good gesture and must be observed every year,” he said.
Paying rich tribute to Shuhada of policemen and Rangers personnel, the chief minister said “they restored peace in Sindh, particularly in Karachi by sacrificing their lives,” he said and added that his government would be looking after their families properly.
Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the Sindh government has give 300 acre land for Shuhada’s families in Orangi. He directed police department to prepare a development scheme for the Shuhada in Korangi. “The government would develop it on priority basis,” he said.