KPK govt announces compensation for Khan Varsity victims

PESHAWAR: A special meeting of the provincial cabinet Thursday was informed that heirs of slain Assistant Professor Dr. Hamid Hussain would be given Rs 15.4 million while Rs.2 million would be given to each martyred student and Rs.0.4 million to the critically injured students of Bacha Khan University’s carnage.

The cabinet meeting chaired by KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak was further informed that four employees of the Bacha Khan University had been paid compensation cheques of Rs 4.4 million each in the line of duty.

The cabinet strongly condemned the massacre of the students and staff members of Bacha Khan University and vowed to take strict action against the elements in this barbaric incident.

The cabinet members offered Fateha for the victims of the incident and expressed profound grief with the families who lost their relatives in the tragedy.

The KP cabinet demanded of the federal government to repatriate the KP FC troops serving in other provinces as this province was frontline in war against terrorism and every terror act after probe had links in Afghanistan so that to curb the happening of such incidents in future.

The federal government gave one percent to the province from NFC under the head of war against terror, therefore, the KP cabinet demanded of the federal government to increase share of the province in the NFC Award to strengthen the police force besides a special package should be given as being the small province, its own resources are less.

Home Secretary and IGP gave briefing on law and order situation in the province in the wake of Bacha Khan Varsity’s attack.

The cabinet lauded the services of the guards of the varsity, police and army jawans for their timely action and added that people of the area demonstrated exemplary valor and bravery in fight against the terrorists.

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak in his address on the occasion said that we were engaged in a continuous war and the government and the people were determine to give a crushing defeat to the terrorists.

The KP government was not oblivious to its responsibilities and would take every step for the protection of the people.

He said the federal government had promised to induct 5000 police men under which one thousand would be deployed in every province.

The political parties, he said should unite in this war against terrorism instead of mudslinging against each other so that to effectively counter it.

The government and the army are on page in this war against terrorism and every step would be taken for its elimination.