Financial compensation for deaths in Murree is shameful: Shazia Marri

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Financial compensation for deaths in Murree is shameful: Shazia Marri

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) representative Shazia Marri, on Sunday said that the Punjab government’s announcement of financial compensation for Murree deaths is shameful.

She went on to say that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has no idea of how the families in Murree were deteriorated. The Ministers were involved in counting the vehicles whereas the citizens lasted their breaths inside the vehicles.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Shazia’s response came from Punjab CM’s announcement of distributing financial aid among the heirs of the bereaved family.

Punjab government on Sunday decided to provide financial assistance to the heirs of those killed in Murree incident.

According to details, a meeting was held under the presidency of Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar during which it was decided that the heirs of 22 people who succumbed to death will be given Rs8 hundred thousand each. Meanwhile, for the distribution of the funds a grant of more than Rs1080 million has been approved by the government.

On the other hand, CM announced to give Murree the status of a fully fledged district. He reiterated that no surplus traffic will be allowed to enter the premises of Murree.

During the meeting, the discussion took place on the matters pertaining to the maintenance and construction of more link roads in Murree.

Earlier today, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar conducted an aerial inspection of the areas of Murree, affected due to heavy snowfall.

CM reviewed the relief activities being carried out in the affected areas and also observed the relief operation.

The Relief Commissioner/Senior Member Board of Revenue during the visit gave a briefing to the CM about relief activities.

Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat, Special Assistant to CM Punjab on Information Hassan Khawar, Chief Secretary, IG Police and other officers concerned were also present.