CM condemns Sardheri blast, announces compensation for victims

Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has strongly condemned the terror attack on police van at Sardheri Bazar Charsadda on Wednesday morning and announced compensation for the victims of the incident. While announcing a financial assistance of Rs. 3 million each for the six martyred police personnel, one lace each for the injured personnel, five laces for the martyred student and two laces each for the civilian injured people, he directed the district administration for its early payment.

Pervez Khattak has directed the concerned quarters to pay the full salaries of the martyred police personnel to their legal heirs till the completion of their service, arrange to provide free education to their children and give government job to one family member each of the martyrs as per their academic qualification.

The Chief Minister regretted that the loss of precious human lives could no way be compensated with meagre money but it was just a humble effort on the part of the government to share the grieves of the bereaved families.

Earlier, the Chief Minister soon after the incident took place, came into contact with Provincial Minister Shaukat Yousafzai and authorities of divisional and district administration directing them to reach the spot of the incident and hospitals immediately and to supervise the rescue operations personally.

He paid rich tributes to the martyred police personnel for sacrificing their lives for the security of citizens and expressed the hope that police and the public would struggle shoulder to shoulder with the government to cope with the difficult situation. “Targeting the police force is nothing but aimed at making the public insecure which no government and nation could allow at any cost; maintained the Chief Minister.

He prayed for the eternal peace of the martyred police jawans and civilians and early recovery of the injured ones. While deploring the dual policy of the federal government, he said that until and unless we recognize our real enemy and take effective measures on political and diplomatic fronts, terrorism could not be eliminated.