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Opposition demands uniform compensation for police



ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has demanded a uniform compensation system for police personnel in case of their death while fighting the terrorists. The opposition party demanded this in a resolution that was submitted in the National Assembly Secretariat on Thursday. It pointed out that more than 3,000 police officers have lost their life in the fight against terrorism in the past 10 years.
Both provincial and federal governments should work towards a uniform system of police compensations in case they are killed in the line of duty and make all efforts to equip police with mechanisms for their protection so that the risk to their lives is minimised as they protect citizens’ life and property, PPP resolution demanded.
The resolution also sought that the government declares August 4, the day Safwat Ghayoor embraced martyrdom, as the “National Police Day”. 
“The day must be celebrated every year to commemorate the services of valiant and courageous police officers like Safwat Ghayoor, Chaudhry Aslam and other police officials who sacrificed their lives while protecting the citizens of Pakistan,” it suggested. 
The resolution also pays homage to Pakistan Police and resolves for better compensations for them. It was submitted by Dr. Nafisa Shah, Makhdoom Syed Mustafa Mehmood, Mohammad Ayaz Soomro, Nazeer Ahmed Bughio, Mir Aamir Ali Khan Magsi, Faryal Talpur, Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, Mir Shabbir Ali Bijarani, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah, Nawab Ali Wassan, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Syed Ameer Ali Shah Jamote, Syed Naveed Qamar, Abdul Sattar Bachani and Sardar Kamal Khan Chang.  
The party also submitted a calling attention notice about Nandipur Power Project that was submitted by Dr Nafisa Shah, Ishanur Rehman Mazari, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani and Shahida Rehmani.
It drew attention of minister of water and power towards the recent reports suggesting that the Nandipur Power Project is either currently non-operational or is operating at a highly unfeasible cost of Rs 48pkwh, which is causing a grave concern among the public.”

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