Islamabad: Faisal Baloch, a tanker driver known for his heroics, has received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz on Pakistan Day in recognition of his bravery in saving numerous lives.
Baloch was driving a fuel tanker on the Quetta-Karachi highway in 2017 when it overturned and caught fire. Despite the perilous situation, Baloch fearlessly rescued people from nearby vehicles and homes before the tanker exploded, creating a massive fire.
His heroic actions saved many lives and averted further damage. In recognition of his remarkable bravery, Baloch was awarded the prestigious Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, which is one of the highest civilian awards in Pakistan.
The award was presented to him by the President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi, at a ceremony held in Islamabad on Pakistan Day.
Earlier ISPR also honored Faisal Baloch for bravery in saving lives of many people in Quetta by awarding him cash prize and honor. The military’s media wing acknowledges Baloch’s selfless act of courage, which involved driving a burning oil tanker away from populated areas in Quetta, putting his own life in danger.
His bravery was recognized by the Chief of Army Staff, who awarded him the honor at the Army’s Corps HQ in Quetta.
Baloch’s heroic act of selflessness also prompted Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Quddus Bizenjo to award him a prize and a special reward, respectively.