Compensation policy for Fata people okayed

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KPK Governor Engineer Shaukatullah Khan administered oath to the new ministers. - File photo

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah has approved a policy to compensate the Fata people for their losses caused by militancy and natural calamities.

According to a handout issued here, the policy is the first document of its nature and will be implemented.

In the policy, apart from the introduction of financial assistance criteria meant for heirs of militancy and natural calamity victims, the amount of compensation has also been determined to help those whose vehicles, houses, shops, plaza, patrol pumps, and CNG stations have been destroyed and animals killed.

Police have also clearly defined the process for submission of claims and disbursement of the compensation amount.

All government employees in Fata will get equal level of treatment and incentives, which are already under implementation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to compensate the heirs of those killed by militants and natural calamities.

Besides, Rs6,000 will also be paid for each sheep and goat killed by natural calamities and militancy in Fata, while Rs20,000 will be provided for each cow, buffalo, horse, donkey and camel.

However, the compensation amount in respect of shops, markets, commercial plazas have been divided into two categories under which Rs50,000 each has been fixed for destroyed makeshift shops and Rs100,000 for each room of cemented markets.

Similarly, owners of the affected vehicle will get Rs0.1 million for each unregistered pickup and motorcar, whereas Rs0.2 million will be granted for each such registered vehicles.

Courtesy: Dawn

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