Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has approved immediate provision of Rs. 3.000 million to the parent of Saim Shafaat

May 31, 2018

Islamabad, 31 May 2018:

In recognition of sacrifice and heroic efforts made during the unfortunate incident of bridge collapse in District Neelum, Azad Jammu and Kashmir on 13th May 2018, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has approved immediate provision of Rs. 3.000 million to the parent of Saim Shafaat, son of Shafaat Hussain, and Rs. 1.000 million as reward to Mukhtiar son of Zeetullah.

Saim Shafat, aged 12 years, sacrificed his life while making an heroic effort to warn tourists of the imminent collapse of the bridge in the Kundal Shai area of District Neelum, Azad Jammu and Kashmir on 13th May 2018.

Mukhtiar son of Zeetullah risked his life to save two toursits from drowning during the same incident.

The Prime Minister has directed Finance Division to immediately transfer the amount of Rs. 4.000 million to the Azad Government of Jammu and Kashmir for onward payment to the nominees.