Saturday, 19 November 2011
at Saturday, November 19, 2011 Posted by محمد طارق راحیل
Pak hero of Jeddah floods awarded top Saudi medal
By ARAB NEWS
Published: Oct 25, 2011 23:37 Updated: Oct 26, 2011 00:14
JEDDAH: Farman Ali Khan, a Pakistani martial arts champion who drowned while saving people during the Jeddah floods of November 2009, will be posthumously awarded the King Abdul Aziz Medal of the First Order in appreciation of his heroic humanitarian act, an official statement said Tuesday.
“Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has approved the honor for Farman Ali Khan for saving 14 people during the Jeddah floods,” said the statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.
Last March, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari conferred a gallantry medal posthumously on Khan and his wife received the award during a ceremony at the president's house in Islamabad on the occasion of the Pakistan National Day.The World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) had announced that it would sponsor the Pakistani youth's widow and three daughters.