Baluchistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo announced on Thursday a prize of Rs500,000 for an oil tanker driver, who saved lives by risking his own life as he drove his burning tanker away from human habitation.
A few days ago, Muhammad Faisal was emptying the tanker at a filling station in the Qambrani Road area in Quetta when the tanker caught fire.
Faisal immediately drove the burning tanker away to an unpopulated area. “The driver saved the lives of hundreds of families living in the area, shops, and the filling station,” said the owner of the filling station.
His quick action was greatly appreciated by the people present on the occasion and the owner of the filling station. They shared the video of the incident which made rounds on social media. They praised Faisal’s timely decision and demanded a reward for it.
On Thursday, the chief minister in a statement released by his press secretary praised the driver’s act of bravery and announced an Rs500,000 prize for him.
“Mohammad Faisal at the risk of his life saved hundreds of other lives,” the CM said.