The Saudi Crown Prince—Mohammad Bin Salman has given instructions for establishing a health centre to honour the martyred Pakistani hero who lost his life during the destructive floods in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Mohammad Bin Salman who visited Pakistan on a 2-day visit ordered the establishment of setting up a health center in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which is the hometown of Farman Khan.
Farman Khan saved fourteen lives back in the year 2009 when floods hit Jeddah. One of the streets in Jeddah is also named after the Pakistani hero.
He was posthumously given the King Abdul Aziz Medal of the first order by the government of Saudi Arabia and was awarded Tamgha-e-Shujat by the Pakistani President of that time—Asif Ali Zardari.
Soon after Khan’s death his family got a condolence letter from the Saudi King Abdullah and accepted an invitation to pay a visit to the Kingdom as special state guests.
A grand reception was held at the palace for honouring them and the King awarded Farman Khan the King Abdul Aziz medal of the first order.
The family of the martyred in an interview with the Arab News said that they remember their father as patient, family oriented, mild mannered man who loved to joke and lived for helping others.
They also told that he always wanted to be a doctor but owing to financial constraints was unable to become one, however, now his children would fulfil his dream.