Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Vows to Combat Smuggling, Honors Fallen Customs Officer

prime minister shehbaz sharif vows to combat smuggling, honors fallen customs officer

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif promised to stop smuggling, calling it a terrible problem that needs urgent attention to boost the country’s economy. He made this commitment during his visit to Abbottabad to offer condolences for the death of customs officer Hasnain Ali Tirmzi on Thursday. Hasnain Ali, along with four other customs officials, was killed during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Dera Ismail Khan a few days ago.

The prime minister went to Hasnain Ali’s home in Jinnahabad Colony to express sympathy to the grieving family and prayed for the departed officer’s high status. Federal Information Minister Attaullah Tarar, MNA Sardar Mohammad Yousaf, PML-N provincial president Amir Muqam, and general secretary Murtaza Javed Abbasi were also present.

Addressing the family, the prime minister assured that Hasnain Ali’s sacrifice would not be forgotten. He emphasized that it was the government’s duty to support the education of his children. Describing him as a national hero, the prime minister remarked that Hasnain Ali gave his life while carrying out his duties. He cited a verse from the Holy Quran that speaks of martyrs being alive in the sight of Allah.

Shehbaz Sharif highlighted his government’s efforts to combat drug trafficking and smuggling, stressing that the entire nation was united against terrorism and illegal activities. He mentioned Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi and their collective determination to end smuggling, with the full support of Army chief Gen Asim Munir.

The prime minister assured that Hasnain Ali’s sacrifice would not be in vain. He pledged to eliminate cross-border smuggling with the assistance of law enforcement agencies and the army. Shehbaz Sharif announced a compensation package of Rs15 million and a house for the families of Hasnain Ali and the other martyrs. Stringent security measures were in place during the prime minister’s visit to the district.