Afghan Transit Trade DG Zahid Khokhar dies of COVID-19
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Muhammad Zahid Khokhar, a Grade-22 officer of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) died of coronavirus Monday morning, 24NewsHD TV Channel reported.
Muhammad Zahid was most senior officer of PCS and recently promoted to BS-22. He was posted at Director General, Directorate General of Transit Trade. Earlier he performed his duties at senior FBR and Customs posts such as Member Customs, Chief Collector Enforcement Karachi and DG Customs Intelligence.
Muhammad Zahid Khokhar posted his last message on Facebook on 12.6.2020: “AlhamdoLillah Sum AlhamdoLillah I have been promoted to Grade 22. Need lots of prayers as I am down with Corona.”
A large number of Customs officers congratulated and prayed for him. He was the ACE officer of CSA ALUMNI and Customs Service. ‘He served with absolute dedication in most righteous way. We all lost a dearest friend and a brilliant officer,’ said officers in their message.
He was hospitalised when his health worsened and was admitted in Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi. He was posted at Director General, Directorate General of Transit Trade.
Cabinet Secretary Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera on his twitter account @ansukhera also grieved on the sad demise of Muhammad Zahid.
He said: “Woke up 2 hear of the passing away of 2 dear friends, a few hours ago, due 2 Corona. 1) Zahid Khokhar, my batchmate from Customs. 2) Maj Javed Nasrullah. Got an update about their health around midnight and was told both are doing better & out of danger! Devastated! Please follow SOPs”
Woke up 2 hear of the passing away of 2 dear friends, a few hours ago, due 2 Corona.— Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera (@ansukhera) June 15, 2020
1) Zahid Khokhar, my batchmate frm Customs.
2) Maj Javed Nasrullah
Got an update about their health around midnight & was told both are doing better & out of danger!
Pls follow SOPs!