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February 13, 2020

Rs8.8m compensation approved for families of two Swabi LHWs killed in anti-polio campaign


February 13, 2020

PESHAWAR: On the recommendations of the local administration and Health Department Swabi, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Department has sanctioned Rs8.8 million compensation to the families of the two Lady Health Workers (LHWs) who were martyred during the polio vaccination campaign.

These grant consists of Rs.6.6 million cash money and Rs.2.2 million in lieu of piece of land. The slain LHWs, Shakeela Naz and Ghuncha Sartaj, were serving in BS-5. The Swabi Health Department had requested the provincial government for the grant of the compensation, which was approved by the Finance Department. The families of the two martyrs would be given the compensation amount after fulfilling legal formalities. The legal heirs of each of the martyrs will be paid Rs3.3 million as cash compensation and Rs1.1 million in lieu of the plot. Both the LHWs were martyred while administering polio drops to children in Swabi.

New member of services tribunal named

In exercise of powers conferred under Section 3(4) of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Service Tribunal Act 1974, the governor, in consultation with chief justice of the Peshawar High Court, has appointed Mian Muhammad (PCS SG BS-20) special secretary LG&RD

Department, as member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Services Tribunal at Peshawar in his own pay and scale. The appointment has been made for a period of three years or till attaining the age of 60 years, or whichever is earlier, says an official statement. Consequent upon the above, Ahmad Hassan Khan (PCS SG BS-21), member Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Services Tribunal, has been transferred and posted as chairman Provincial Inspection Team, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, against the vacant post.

WSSP holds session before starting operations in more areas

The Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) on Wednesday held an awareness session in Chamkani.

The government has decided to expand services of the WSSP to 23 more union councils to ensure provision of clean drinking water, sanitation and waste disposal services. During the session, locals complained of insanitary conditions and lack of access to clean drinking water. They also complained of poor civic practices where the waste generated from houses is usually dumped in streets, causing drain blockage.

They called for civic services to the localities. The WSSP officials said waste containers and waste collecting machinery would be allocated for Chamkani.

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