Banks refuse to honour Data Darbar compensation cheques

Published: July 17, 2010
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The compensation given to the Data Darbar victims ranged from Rs75,000 to Rs500,000. PHOTO: AFP

The compensation given to the Data Darbar victims ranged from Rs75,000 to Rs500,000. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Compensation cheques, given by the Punjab government to  families of the Data Darbar attack victims have not been honoured.

Sources revealed that banks have refused to entertain the cheques, even after the 15-day processing time. The reason given has been lack of funds in the Punjab government.

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah rejected the impression that the provincial government does not have the funds. He said they the due compensation will be given soon.

Families of the deceased and injured were given cheques ranging from Rs75,000 to Rs500,000.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Dajjal
    Jul 17, 2010 - 1:15PM

    Wow… and i thought the Punjab Govt. was just morally and intellectually bankrupt.. guess they aren’t any better financially.. Recommend

  • Hasan
    Jul 17, 2010 - 4:48PM

    At least they got the cheques and probably will get paid in a few days but 80+ Ahmadis killed earlier than the data darbar incident never got any compensation. Not everyone is an equal Pakistani in the eye of Punjab government. What a surprise.Recommend

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