NAROWAL: The government has given a cheque for Rs2.5 million to the family of the youth who had died in the alleged accident involving the protocol vehicle of Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz five days back.

On the instructions of the chief minister, Narowal Deputy Commissioner Syed Hasan Raza and MPA Ahmad Iqbal went to the residence of the victim, Muhammad Abubakar, in village Jasar. They expressed condolences to the parents of the deceased and conveyed the condolence message of the CM.

On the behalf of the chief minister, they gave a cheque for Rs2.5m to Abubakar’s father Fakhr Ayaz.

MPA Ahmad Iqbal said the government shared the grief of the victim’s family.

On April 18, 23-year-old Abubakar had died in an accident allegedly involving the protocol car of the chief minister on the Narowal-Shakargarh Road.

According to the Narowal police, two motorcycles, including that of Abubakar, had collided with each other and later a ‘government vehicle’ hit him, resulting in his death on the spot.

Maryam Nawaz had reportedly taken notice of the incident and sought a detailed report from the DC on the incident.

Abubakar was employed at a filling pump and his father, Fakhr Ayaz, worked as a labourer. The chief minister had also directed police to take legal action against the driver of the official vehicle.

Published in Dawn, April 24th, 2024

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