KP approves Rs2m each for martyrs’ families of Peshawar tragedy
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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet Tuesday approved a compensation package for the people who martyred during a tragic and horrendous act of terrorism at Kocha Risaldar Imambargah in Peshawar.
Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan chaired the cabinet meeting that okayed the compensation package for the martyrs families.
Giving a media briefing after the cabinet meeting, Special Assistant for Information Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif said that Rs500,000 has been approved for the severely injured and Rs200,000 for those, with minor injury in the tragic incident.
Saif went on to say that Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan has directed to prepare the checks in three days.
The cabinet also approved to pay Rs1 million each to the families of the six people killed in the landslide in Alpuri Shangla, said Barrister Saif.
Saif said the CM has also directed necessary amendments in the Relief Act to increase the rates of various types of compensation.
Barrister Saif said the Chief Minister has also directed the Ministers to ensure attendance in the Assembly sessions. Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has also directed to include bone marrow treatment in the health card.
Saif said the Chief Minister has directed the Cabinet Committees constituted on various issues to present their reports at the next meeting.
The provincial cabinet has also decided that action will be taken against any government employee who goes to court against the decision of the provincial government regarding government land, Barrister Saif said.
Barrister Saif said that it was decided in the meeting that the rules under all approved acts should be completed immediately.
Muhammad Ali Saif went on to say the provincial cabinet has given conditional approval to transfer 1200 canal lands to the Department of Science, Technology and Information Technology for setting up of Special Technology Zone in Mardan.
The Cabinet also approved the transfer of 25 canals of Food Department warehouse land at Haji Camp to the Department of Science, Technology and Information Technology for setting up of Gandhara Digital Complex in Peshawar, added Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif.
Muhammad Ali Saif said the cabinet approved extension of contract to complete expansion of Public Park at Hazar Khawani. This will ensure speedy completion of the park and will provide healthy recreational opportunities for the residents of Peshawar, added Barrister Saif.
Muhammad Ali Saif went on to say that more area of 24 canals, added in the park lands due to which contract was extended.
Barrister Saif said the Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed to complete the park by June this year. The provincial cabinet has also approved the purchase of 1.2 metric tonnes of wheat for the year 2022-23, added Saif.
Saif said the provincial cabinet has approved the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Monitoring Authority rules of Business 2021.
The meeting also approved the service rules and regulations rules of the employees of the authority, Barrister Saif.
The Settlement Board will consist of a Collector Revenue, a Divisional Forest Officer and a member of the community.
Muhammad Ali Saif went on to say this will ensure the protection of valuable wildlife such as Markhor, Cheetah, Fox, Jackal, Snake, Hawks, Eagles and other animals.
Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif said the provincial cabinet has approved Rs35.1575 million to 16,603 affected people of Lal Qila Lower Dir.
Muhammad Ali Saif also added the compensation has been given to the victims due to non-cultivation of maize crop in Lal Qila Dir Lower due to security reasons.
Barrister Saif went on to say that the provincial cabinet approved Rs1 million each for those killed in Khyber District bombing.
The Cabinet has approved the notification to implement and amend the Letter of Administration & Succession Rules 2021 from 2 October 2021 instead of 30 July 2021.
Reporter: Azmat Ali Shah