Delaying tactics in blast losses compensation flayed

KARACHI: Chairman Ahle Sunnat Action Committee AAC Allama Qazi Ahmed Noorani Siddiqui on Wednesday said non-arrest of criminals involved in Abbas Town tragedy despite passage of 11 days has raised questions on the eligibility of government administration.

Addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club, Noorani, who is also a member of relief committee formed by Chief Minister Sind for Abbas Town blast victims, urged the Commissioner Karachi and other bureaucrats to stop delaying tactics for issuance of compensation cheques to affectees of Abbas Town blast.

He said: “If the issue of compensation cheques of 52 martyred and 180 injured of the blast is not resolved within 48 hours, then the party will decide the further line of action.” He announced that the party would decide future line of action in a meeting be held on Friday. He warned that the administration would be responsible for circumstances.

Noorani lamented that despite clear instruction of CM Sind for early rehabilitation of victims of Abbas Town, the delaying tactics of bureaucracy in this regard is not acceptable. He said the compensation cheques for 117 injured is ready but bureaucratic hurdles have delayed the process. He said bureaucracy is reluctant to accept 63 injured of Abbas Town blast despite having the documental evidence of hospitals.

He demanded of the government to accommodate the 70 victims in their native areas and provide job to one member of each victim family. He urged the commissioner Karachi to immediately issue the compensation cheques to the affectees.

Muhammad Waqas Hashmi, Allama Abdul Ghaffar Owaisi, Qari Abdul Waheed Younis and Qazi Idress were also present on this occasion.