DG Afghan transit trade first grade-22 officer for coronaires’ death

Islamabad – Pakistan Customs has lost a senior official of the novel Coronovirus, officials said on Monday.

Zahid Khokhar was serving as director general of Afghan transit trade in Pakistan Customs. He was admitted to a private hospital on Sunday and succumbed to illness related to COVID-19 on Monday.

According to the family, Khokhar did not have a pre-existing medical condition, but tested positive for COVID-19.

The departed officer was given a salute by customs at the place of his posting. His body will be sent to Lahore today and the funeral will take place in Model Town.

Recalling Khokhar as “an honest and upright officer”, federal minister for industry and production Hammad Azhar shared his condolences with the family over the bureaucrat’s death.

“His humility, professionalism and pleasant nature will always remain in my memory,” the minister said on Twitter.

Khokhar is the first grade-22 officer to die of coronavirus in Pakistan.

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