PESHAWAR: In another move to provide relief to the quake-affected people in the province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has released Rs 7251 million funds for all the affected districts on Tuesday.
As per details, Rs 106 million have been allocated to Abbotabad, Bannu Rs 10 million, Battagram Rs 123 million, Buner Rs 320 million, Charsadda Rs 30 million, Chitral Rs 1,156 million, Lower Dir Rs 1,120 million, Uper Dir Rs 443 million, Hangu Rs 15 million, Karak Rs 10 million, Kohat Rs 5 million, Upper Kohistan Rs 40 million, Lower Kohistan Rs 120 million, Malakand Rs 300 million, Mardan Rs 132 million, Nowshera Rs 20 million, Peshawar Rs 100 million, Shangla Rs 1,712 million, Swabi Rs 60 million, Swat Rs 1,324 million and Rs 90 million will be distributed in Tor Ghar.
The federal and provincial governments have also announced a special compensation package for the quake victims. As per special package announced for earthquake-hit people in KP, the compensation for death is Rs 600,000, for grievous injury/permanent disability Rs,200,000, for complete house damage Rs 200,000, for partially house damage Rs 100,00, and for loss of limb/leg Rs 200,000.
According to provincial disaster management authority (PDMA), 232 people have lost their lives, 1502 sustained injuries and more than nine thousand houses were damaged when a powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.1 jolted Khyber Pakhtunkhwa having Epicenter in Hindukash region and focal depth of 193 Kilometre on 26th October, 2015. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reported on Tuesday that a westerly wave is affecting upper and western parts of the country and likely to persist during next 2-3 days.
Source: Business Recorder