Rs500,000 for bomb blast victims: govt


July 20, 2010

KARACHI: Five hundred thousand rupees will be paid to the legal heirs of the victims of bomb blasts or terrorist attacks, decided the Sindh government on Tuesday. Injured people will be given Rs100,000 for medical treatment expenses.

At a meeting at Chief Minister House, the CM and his ministers decided that for once the victims of target killings are identified and verified, their heirs will be given compensation of Rs200,000. People with minor injuries will be paid Rs30,000 and those with major injuries Rs50,000.

The government also decided to set up a revolving fund to help pay for treatment.

The families of the personnel of the armed forces, police, law-enforcing agencies and civil servants from Sindh are also eligible for compensation if they are killed in the line of duty.

Compensation payments for the victims of the October 18 and December 27 attacks were also discussed.

A committee of Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza and Advisor Rashid Rabbani will scrutinise the cases and report back to the CM.

The officials also reviewed the progress of payments for the affectees of the Youm-e-Ashure (Boulton Market) and Chehlum attacks. press handout

Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2010.

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