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November 10, 2015

Quake victims receive compensation in Buner


November 10, 2015

DAGGAR: The district administration has distributed compensation cheques worth Rs100 million among the victims of recent earthquake in various areas in Buner district, an official said on Monday.
Talking to reporters here, Deputy Commissioner Khaista Rehman Khan said that he visited Pacha Killay, Jawar, Chagharzai, Nawa Killay, Mula Yousaf Killay, Karapa Killay, Sangara, Surkhao and Gagra area to distribute relief items including tents and ration among the affected people.
“The assistant commissioners of all the tehsils are still present in the quake-hit areas to distribute relief items and help the people at this critical juncture,” he said, adding that Buner district administration was the first that launched efforts to provide relief to the affectees.
Answering a question about the collapse of a house in Pacha Killay, Khaista Rehman said, “I visited Pacha Killay to inspect the house. It has not collapsed rather its boundary walls have sustained some damage.”
The official said the elements accusing the district administration of wrongdoings wanted to pocket the funds meant for the relief of the quake-hit population.
Meanwhile, provincial Minister for Zakat and Ushr Habibur Rehman Khan said that the Buner district administration had played a vital role in distributing relief items among the quake victims.
He added that all the assistant commissioners were still busy overseeing relief activities in Buner.
CHITRAL: The police distributed relief items among the earthquake victims.
Talking to The News on Monday, District Police Office (DPO) Abbas Majeed Marwat stated that after the earthquake on October 26, the Chitral Police started relief and rescue activities in the district.
He said that clearing the roads, the police reached far-flung areas with relief goods and distributed relief goods among the people in Drosh, Ayun, Arandu, Booni, Mastuj, Chitral town,

Koghuzi, Shoghore and Lotkoh.
The official said that the relief items were distributed among 1,063 families, including tents, mats, warm clothes, used garments, quilts, blankets, flour, and other food items.
He said that the relief packages for 773 families were still available at the Relief Camps for further distribution among the remaining victims.

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