LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Friday said that sacrifices of police officials martyred in the operation against criminal elements in Kacha area of Rajanpur would not go to waste.

Addressing a meeting, the Chief Minister said that police officials had displayed exemplary courage and valour by sacrificing their lives and proved that police were fully alert to safeguard the life and property of the citizens, says a handout issued here.

The Chief Minister, under Police Shuhada Package, announced financial assistance of Rs 5 million for the heirs of each police constable martyred in the operation, Rs 2.5 million for purchase of house, job for one member of the family, free medical and educational facilities and full salary to the heirs till completion of service of the martyred officials.

The Chief Minister also ordered safe recovery of police officials kidnapped from Kacha area and said that police should launch a vigorous operation with the help of other law enforcement agencies for eliminating criminal elements.

He directed that best treatment facilities be provided to the injured police officials. The meeting also offered Fateha for the martyred police officials as well as prayed for the early recovery of the injured.

He said that criminal elements would be rooted out from the area.