Mosque tragedy: Malik Riaz announces Rs1m each for victims’ families

Published: June 11, 2016
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Promises to fund construction of the Karachi mosque. PHOTO: AYESHA MIR/EXPRESS

Promises to fund construction of the Karachi mosque. PHOTO: AYESHA MIR/EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Bahria Town Chairman Malik Riaz Hussain has offered Rs1million each for the families of the victims who lost their lives on Friday due to a roof collapse in a mosque in Karachi.

In a press release, Hussain also announced Rs0.2 million for the medical treatment of the injured as he expressed his grief over the tragic incident. The real estate tycoon also announced to bear all the expenses to be incurred in the construction of the mosque.

The incident took place when the awning in the courtyard of the mosque, Masjid-e-Usman, collapsed minutes after the conclusion of the Friday prayers.

According to the press release, Bahria Town’s team reached the spot soon after the incident and helped in rescuing people from under the debris and moving them to hospital.

Apart from Bahria Town’s rescue workers, the real estate organisation’s heavy machinery and senior officials also reached the spot and oversaw the operation.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 11th, 2016.

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  • Omar Sadiq
    Jun 11, 2016 - 12:48PM

    It takes a private citizen, Malik Riaz to pay compensation to the deceased and the injured and to bear the cost of repairing the mosque. It takes a private citizen, Imran Khan to build the first cancer hospital in Pakistan. There are so many examples of private citizens doing for the masses; none better than the nations beloved AAbdul Sattar Edhi saab. What exactly has the civilian govt in this country being doing for the past 68 years, except looting and spreading corruption????Recommend

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