File Photo: Quetta's bold driver Muhammad Faisal talking to Quetta Voice

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QUETTA: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has invited Quetta’s brave driver to Islamabad in recognition of his bravery in saving precious human lives.

The Prime Minister’s Secretariat in Islamabad contacted the driver Faisal and conveyed the appreciation message of the Premier. Salman Sufi, the head of Prime Minister’s Strategic Reforms took to the social media network Twitter and confirmed his contact with the brave driver.

“Very soon, the driver would be in Islamabad”, Mr. Sufi mentioned. He said the Chief Minister of Balochistan has already announced the reward for him and a government job would also be announced for him as per his qualification by the government of Balochistan.

CM Bizenjo announces Rs.5 lakh reward for driver Faisal 

Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo announced Rs.5 lakh reward for the driver, Muhammad Faisal, for his bravery and for saving precious human lives. The driver drove away a burning oil tanker from a petrol pump and population to an empty field in Quetta’s Qambrani Road the other day.

Mr. Bizenjo appreciated the driver for his courage and bravery and announced a special reward of Rs. 5 lakh for him, a statement issued by the Press Secretary of CM Balochistan said on Thursday.

The video of the driver driving a burning oil tanker in the Southern outskirts of Quetta went viral on social media. The video was widely shared on social media and people demanded of the government encourage the drive and announce a special reward for him.

Fire suddenly erupted in a tanker parked at a petrol pump on Quetta’s Qambrani Road. Driver Faisal put his life in peril and drove away the tanker to an empty field to save human lives and property losses. 

Former Chief Ministers of Balochistan, Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani, and Jam Kamal Khan also took to the social media network Twitter and appreciated the bravery of the driver in saving human lives. The driver should be given a reward and encouraged by the government, the two chief ministers demanded in their separate tweets.

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