Baldia factory tragedy: JI will pay for orphans till Matric

Published: October 11, 2012
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JI Pakistan chief Syed Munawar Hassan distributed the cheques at a small ceremony at the party’s Karachi headquarter on Wednesday. PHOTO: INP

JI Pakistan chief Syed Munawar Hassan distributed the cheques at a small ceremony at the party’s Karachi headquarter on Wednesday. PHOTO: INP

KARACHI: 

The Jamaat-e-Islami has distributed initial amount of Rs5 million to about 200 families affected by the September 11 fire at a factory in Baldia. It will also pay a monthly stipend of Rs2,500 for each child of a victim till they matriculate. The orphaned girls would be fully assisted till they complete their education.

JI Pakistan chief Syed Munawar Hassan distributed the cheques at a small ceremony at the party’s Karachi headquarter on Wednesday.

He admitted that it was a small amount and could not compensate for the lives lost but it would hopefully mitigate some of the financial problems.

So far 259 people have been declared dead in the incident. Out of this 202 were residents of Baldia and Orangi towns, six from the central district, one from Bin Qasim. Also, 39 bodies have yet to be identified. The heirs of 11 victims have not approached any government authority.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 11th, 2012.

 

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Reader Comments (9)

  • DevilHunterX
    Oct 11, 2012 - 10:56AM

    JI is fishing for future members.

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  • khurram
    Oct 11, 2012 - 1:10PM

    NICE Effort by JI You are our PROUD

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  • Ali Khan
    Oct 11, 2012 - 1:11PM

    Good to know that someone is doing something practical instead of point scoring…good…keep it up..!!Recommend

  • habib tahir
    Oct 11, 2012 - 1:14PM

    Well done JI. I wonder where are the so called owners of karachi and those who are responsible for baldia tragedy

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  • Oct 11, 2012 - 2:30PM

    salute to munawar hassanRecommend

  • Salman Shaikh
    Oct 11, 2012 - 4:19PM

    Appreciations for this action, MQM just installed camps with their flags, picture of AH and did nothing for victims.

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  • faisal
    Oct 11, 2012 - 5:00PM

    We should apperciate JI for its noble work and JI shows such character over time. Al khidmat is good example of its discpline

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  • Rizwan Mirza
    Oct 11, 2012 - 10:47PM

    Great. JI only hope.

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  • khalil
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:07AM

    politics should be done for the welfare of people , welldone JI . . .

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