Chief minister Balochistan awards Rs 500,000 to fearless oil tanker driver

Chief Minister of Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has awarded Rs500,000 to Quetta tanker driver — Muhammad Faisal — who risked his own life by driving a burning oil tanker away from the public to keep everyone safe. 

Two days ago, an oil tanker that was loaded with more than 10,000 liters of petrol had caught a massive fire at a petrol pump.

However, Faisal continued driving the vehicle for about two kilometres in a bid to save people’s lives. His video went viral on social media which garnered a lot of praise from the public and many called him a “real-life hero”. 

For Faisal’s bravery, CM Balochistan awarded him with a cash prize for saving many precious lives. 

On the other hand, Head of Prime Minister’s Strategic Reforms Salman Sufi invited Faisal to Islamabad as a guest of honour.

Taking to Twitter, Sufi said he conveyed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s “deep gratitude” to Faisal for his “selfless service to humanity.”