Punjab IGP says police facilitating train inferno victims

Nov 01, 2019

LAHORE: Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) captain (r) Arif Nawaz Khan on Thursday expressed grief, sympathy and condolences with families of the deceased and injured persons who became victim to the Tez Gam train fire near Liaqatpur in the area of Raheem Yar Khan.

In his message, the IGP said that every official of the Punjab Police equally shares the grief of the victim families whereas all steps shall be taken to help the affected citizens.

Upon receiving information of the tragic incident, the IGP directed the Bahawalpur RPO Imran Mehmud and Raheem Yar Khan DPO Ameer Taimur Khan to constitute police teams, reach the spot and stay there to provide help with all available resources.

Police officials participated in a rescue operation under the supervision of the Bahawalpur RPO and Raheem Yar Khan DPO. They ensured the provision of food, medicine, water and transfer of injured and dead passengers to hospitals.

Further, traffic police kept routes towards the railway track open so that uninterrupted aid activities could continue without hiccups and relief operation might be fulfilled whereas police have also helped those passengers who left the train. As per directions of IG Punjab Police Khidmat Counters established at hospitals remained engaged in providing every possible cooperation and guidance to affected passengers.

(Pakistan Today)