Tag: Victims

Compensation for accident victims jacked up

Lahore - Punjab government has increased the compensation amount in case of injury and death to a passenger in road accidents and has amended the 'Motor Vehicle Ordinance 1965' for the purpose. The government will introduce 'Provincial Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2010' in the Punjab Assembly's forthcoming meeting for the new compensation schedule.
The new compensation amount will be applicable on those motorists who carry not more than six passengers and the compensation

Iftikhar sympathises with Khar victims

PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain visited Bajaur Agency on Sunday to console the people of Bajaur reeling from Saturday's bombing in Khar that left 43 dead.
Iftikhar enquired about the health of those injured in the bombing and also offered fateha for the dead. Commiserating with the bereaved families, Iftikhar said those who were involved in such heinous acts could not be Muslims or Pukhtoons.
He also said the provincial government was

NADRA complaint redressal system for flood victims

ISLAMABAD: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has launched a complaints redressal system to facilitate all those registered people in flood-affected areas that could not become part of Flood Relief System due to some problem.
NADRA Deputy Chairman Tariq Malik said in a statement issued on Tuesday that the system is mainly to identify the registered beneficiaries left over in flood affected areas and to make an effective mechanism that would yield transparent

China announces $410m for flood victims

ISLAMABAD - Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao announced on Saturday a concessional loan of $ 400 million for the post-flood rehabilitation and an additional grant of $10 million for the flood-affected citizens' compensation programme.
Speaking at the National Disaster Management Authority on Saturday, Jiabao said China would continue to help Pakistan in the post-flood rehabilitation in the affected areas China would provide assistance for the repair of damaged infrastructure and

Drone victims stage sit-in outside Parliament

ISLAMABAD: The affectees of drone strikes and their relatives from North and South Waziristan staged a sit-in here on Friday in front of the Parliament House against the killings of innocent civilians.
The protesters demanded the government take immediate steps to stop drone assaults on civilians in the North and South Wazirstan that, according to them, had so far left 1,500 civilians dead.
A 14-year-old boy, Saad Ullah who lost his both legs and one eye in a drone strike,

Flood victims’ misery knows no end

KARACHI: Flood survivors, particularly pregnant women are forced to return in camps instead of staying in their flood-ravaged villages in Sindh, according to the data collected by Pakistan Today.
"The floods have destroyed Basic Health Units (BHUs) in rural areas, leaving people with no option but to go back to camps near bigger cities. Hospitals, those left standing, are unable to handle the sheer number of cases that have descended upon them," said Azra Memon, president of the

Sindh will propel public and private firms to help flood victims

KARACHI: Dejected by the weak response from international donors, the Sindh government is planning to mobilise public and private firms, both local and international, for the reconstruction of flood-hit areas in the province, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Governments of Sindh and Punjab have slashed down their development and non-developmental expenditures by Rs 45 billion and Rs 30 billion, respectively following almost zero response from the international community.

Samjhota train victims’ heirs not compensated yet

MIRPURKHAS: The survivors of the Samjhota Express incident are still deprived of the compensation of one million rupees announced by the Indian government and Rs 0.5 million by the federal government despite the lapse of four years.
Talking to Pakistan Today, a resident of Kharpara, Mirpurkhas, Muhammad Shakeel and his younger brother Muhammad Nadeem said they were coming back from India to Pakistan on late night of 18th February 2007 that suddenly a bomb blast killed more than

Sindh sets up new dept for rehab of flood victims

KARACHI: On the directive of President Asif Ali Zardari, a new provincial department for rehabilitation of flood victims has been established with Muzaffar Shujra as its first minister while it has also been decided to post Syed Asad Ali Shah as the Sindh Bank president.
President Zardari during his meeting with the Sindh government high-ups has issued directives that for a speedy rehabilitation of flood victims in the province, a separate department would be established. And

WFP to halve food supplies to flood victims from tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Shortage of funds will force the World Food Programme (WFP) to cut 50 percent of its food supplies to flood victims from November 1, while it may roll back the operation completely by December.
"The WFP has extreme shortage of funds, as fresh funding is not available and we have no choice apart from cutting down our supplies by 50 percent. In fact we have stocks for November only. Now in this scenario we have made a strategy to cut down the food supplies to make them