Sunday January 09, 2022

Punjab Govt Announces Compensation For Victims’ Families

MURREE: Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar on Sunday announced compensation for victims’ families who lost their lives in Murree tragedy.

Chairing a meeting during his visit to Murree, the chief minister expressed grief over the deaths and announced a compensation of Rs17.6 million for the families of the victims.

The meeting also decided to upgrade the administrative structure in the area and decided to immediately appoint an additional deputy commissioner and superintendent of police.

It was also decided to give district status to Murree to improve administrative issues besides also upgrading road links connecting major thoroughfares to the hill station.

The chief minister also decided to form an investigative body to be led by the additional chief secretary in order to identify administrative failures that led to the loss of 22 innocent lives and misery for thousands of other travelers to the tourist spot.

The committee has been directed to submit its report within seven days and identify the elements involved in negligence.

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