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.
I am deeply saddened by the death of Mr. Zahid Khokhar, DG Customs Intelligence (Former Member Customs). He was an honest and upright officer who had been promoted to the grade 22 rank just a few days earlier. His humility, professionalism and pleasant nature will always remain in my memory.
– Hammad Azhar (@ hamad_azhar) June 15, 2020
“His humility, professionalism and pleasant nature will always remain in my memory,” the minister said on Twitter.
Sir Zahid Khokhar of Customs FBR, a former member of the 13th CTP, has died due to Kovid. May his soul have eternal peace, Amin! Please remember him and his family in your prayers. Take precautions and be safe. pic.twitter.com/x0XOkHKEpP
– Inland Revenue Service Officers Association (@IRSOAPakistan) June 15, 2020
Khokhar is the first grade-22 officer to die of coronavirus in Pakistan.