Tag: Victims

Davis’ victims’ lawyer seeks action

LAHORE - Asad Manzoor Butt, the lawyer of two Pakistanis killed by US national Raymond Davis, on Monday filed a petition in the court of a district and sessions judge seeking action against Kot Lakhpat Jail superintendent, deputy superintendent, and others for illegally detaining him for four and a half hours. Asad said that the accused officials had intentionally stopped him and his assistant Nauman Ateeq from attending the proceedings of the case and did not allow them to meet their

Firdous Ashiq announces compensation for storm victims

SIALKOT - Federal Information Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday visited the heirs of the five people who were killed during a windstorm in village Machchrala, Buhadarpura, Chakrala and Dera Bhattian near Head Marala, district Sialkot.
She consoled the grieved families and offered fateha for the departed souls. Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan announced Rs 500,000 and Rs 100,000 compensation for each dead and injured, respectively, on behalf of the prime minister.
Later, she

MQP demands compensation for drone victims’ families

ISLAMABAD - Condemning the drone attack in Datta Khel that killed more then 40 people, Muttahida Qabaili Party (MQP) President Habib Malik on Saturday demanded the government compensate the families of victims of the drone attack.
Addressing a news conference at the National Press Club (NPC), Habib said the killing of innocent people in Datta Khel would not have taken place had the government alerted Pakistan Air Force before such drone attacks. Malik said the air force should

PUSIL offers to help tsunami victims

LAHORE - Punjab University Society of International Law (PUSIL) met under the chairmanship of Justice (r) Ali Nawaz Chowhan on Friday. PUSIL members expressed grief over the recent loss of life and property in Japan due to an earthquake and tsunami and offered their services for the Japanese victims. Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran and Principal Samee Uzair Khan endorsed the society's resolution and expressed sympathy for the people of Japan. PhD cases reviewed: A meeting

Lawyer of victims wants action against jail staff

LAHORE - Lawyer for two Pakistan men shot dead by Raymond Davis on January 27, on Thursday requested Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) to register a case against the superintendent, deputy superintendent and other staff of the Central Jail Kot Lakhpat.
Asad Manzoor Butt, lawyer for the two victims, approached CCPO Muhammad Aslam Tarin and filed a written complaint in this regard for legal action. Butt demanded stern action against jail officials, alleging they had

Worries mount, food runs short for Japanese victims

RIKUZENTAKATA - A widening cloud of radiation on Tuesday added to the misery of millions of people in Japan's devastated northeast, already short of water and food and trying to keep warm in near-freezing temperatures.
As bodies washed up on the coast from Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami, injured survivors, children and elderly crammed into makeshift shelters, often without medicine. By Monday, 550,000 people had been evacuated after the cataclysmic events that

CM releases Rs 30 million for Faisalabad blast victims

FAISALABAD - District Coordination Officer (DCO) Nasim Sadiq has said that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has provided Rs 30 million for the Faisalabad blast victims. He said this while giving cheques to MPAs Chaudhry Shafiq Gujjar, Chaudhry Zafar Iqbal Nagra and Begum Rana Muhammad Afzal on behalf of the CM who visited the district headquarters hospital to distribute cheques among the injured. The heirs of those killed received the cheques at their residences.

Charity event in Dubai for Pakistan flood victims today

LAHORE - In a testament to the power of charitable giving, a star-studded evening organized by "Quintessentially" on March 4, called "Pakistan Appeal" will see influential members of the UAE and the regional society give their charity and thoughts to the enduring plight of millions of flood victims, who lost everything in the greatest disaster ever to hit Pakistan.
The opening address will be made by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Sheikh Nahyan Bin

PCB honours Sri Lanka team attack victims

LAHORE - Two years after the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board is hoping for international cricket's return to the country, with the Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe showing interest in touring Pakistan.
"One thing is clear: if international cricket is to return to Pakistan later this year it will be an Asian or African cricket board that will have to support us," a board official said.
He said Pakistan was optimistic about the

Church offers 5,000 euros to child abuse victims

BERLIN - Germany's Roman Catholic Church on Thursday offered 5,000 euros in compensation to victims of child abuse, a figure dismissed as 'stingy' by victims' representatives. Germany's Bishops' Conference said 5,000 euros would be offered although in some cases the figure could go higher.
"In especially serious cases, other payments are possible," a statement said. It said it had already informed a government panel set up to combat child abuse concerning the plan and victims

Fate of acid burn victims hangs in the balance

ISLAMABAD - Notwithstanding the large number of women parliamentarians, "Acid Control and Burn Crime Prevention Bill 2010" tabled by Marvi Memon in National Assembly a year ago to address the vital issue of acid violence in Pakistan is still pending approval.
The bill is aimed at controlling the import, production, transportation, boarding, sale, and use of acid to prevent its misuse as a corrosive substance and to provide legal support to acid and burn victims. With approval of

Govt should help Shah Alam inferno victims: PIAF

LAHORE - The Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) has urged the government to immediately announce the rehabilitation plan for the victimised traders of Shah Alam market inferno. These views were expressed by the PIAF Chairman Sohail Lashari, while talking to a delegation of Shah Alam market businessmen here on Thursday.
He grieved that the government had not taken any steps for the rehabilitation of the sufferers of Shah Alam market fire. In addition, no

Protest held against threats to Davis’ victims’ families

LAHORE - The World Pasban-e-Khatam-e-Nabuwat staged a protest on Thursday against threats and attacks on families of victims of US national Raymond Davis outside the Lahore Press Club. The protesters chanted anti-US slogans and burnt US flags. Addressing the protest, Mumtaz Awan said that after Davis' arrest, terrorist attacks have stopped in the country, as all US spies have gone underground. He accused the US, Israel and India of hatching conspiracies in the country.

Taiwanese aid for flood victims

LAHORE - A seven member Taiwanese relief team has arrived in Pakistan to visit the flood affected areas from February 25 to 27 in Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan districts.
CLAP Trust Pakistan Secretary General Ghulam Qadir Fayyaz announced the arrival news during a press conference at Lahore Press Club on Thursday. Al-Mustafa Welfare Society Head Mian Khalid Habib Elahi, Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Executive Director Debi Fan and Taiwanese relief team members

Hashoo Group constructs houses for flood victims

MULTAN - In continuation of relief activities conducted by the Ocean Pakistan Limited (OPL) after floods, a company of Hashoo Group, the construction of 12 houses for most-affected families in the village Manjhi Wala, Kot Addu, has been successfully completed.
These houses contain a unit of two rooms with a veranda in front with a total covered area of 875 square-feet per unit. Talking to the media representative at the site, General Manager OPL Col (r) Tahir said the Hashoo

Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

ATHENS - Greek police clashed with protesters on Wednesday as around 100,000 workers, pensioners and students marched to parliament in protest at austerity policies aimed at helping Greece cope with a huge debt crisis. Riot police fired scores of rounds of teargas and flash bombs at protesters hurling petrol bombs, choking the main Syndagma square with smoke and sending crowds of striking protesters running for cover.
Public and private sector employees' 24-hour strike grounded

Heirs of Raymond’s victims swear not to compromise

LAHORE - The families of three deceased young men, who became victims of American National Raymond Davis and his friend's killing spree in Qartaba Chowk located near Mozang Area on Jan 27, have completely refused to accept any compensation less than death sentence to the culprits.
Faheem's family showed their aggressions to the US Government by refusing to allow the American Consulate to fix a meeting with American Senator John Kerry, who wanted to express grief on Faheem's