Friday, January 14, 2011

Militancy aftermath: Compensation for Kurram urge

The Express Tribune

Tribal people have rendered great sacrifices for Pakistan, says PPP leader Dr Riaz Hussain Shah. PHOTO: EPA

PESHAWAR: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Kurram Agency chapter president, Dr Riaz Hussain Shah urged the government on Thursday to provide compensation to tribesmen for the huge losses incurred by them because of militancy and terrorism.

Addressing a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club, Shah said the tribal people would be highly appreciative of the government if it took action against elements found guilty of corruption and mal-practices in development projects.

"The tribal people have rendered great sacrifices for the stability, progress and protection of Pakistan and their matchless sacrifice is highly commendable," he remarked.

He claimed that 2,000 people had lost their lives in Kurram Agency since 2007, while numerous others suffered immense financial losses. Condemning the recent deadly militant attacks on trucks loaded with relief goods on Kurram-Parachinar Road, the PPP leader asked the government to pay attention to the people who are facing acute shortage of food, medicine and other necessities of life.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 14th, 2011.



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