Govt will never desert victims of Abbas Town blast: Qaim
09 March, 2013
KARACHI: This is a wrong impression that the government has deserted the families of victims of the Abbas Town blast. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shan said this while talking to a delegation of the Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) at the Chief Minister's House here on Friday. The delegation was led by Allama Amin Shaheedi. called on the provincial chief executive at the Chief Minister's House here.
Qaim Ali Shah said the government will do its best to rehabilitate the victims and arrest the culprits. He reiterated that the government would not leave the victims in lurch.He said the Abbas Town tragedy was deplorable and the whole nation must unite against extremism and terrorism.
He condemned that certain people were out to make political gains over the tragedy and giving impression that the government had not done anything for the victims. He pointed out that best arrangement had made at the hospitals for the treatment of the injured.
He informed that on the order of President Asif Ali Zardari, the families of the victims would be given the keys of their constructed flats within a few days. One person from the family of the heirs, after permission from the Election Commission, would be given a government job.
Allama Amin Shahidi insisted on the occasion that the government should arrest the culprits and prevent recurrence of such incidents. He said the people would not be satisfied until practical steps in this regard were not taken.
He lauded the commitment of financial assistance and rehabilitation for the heirs of the deceased and vowed that the people would cooperate with the government.The chief minister formed a committee, headed by Faisal Raza Abidi, to overlook fulfilment of the relief steps on the demand of Jamat Whadutul Muslimeen. Another committee has been formed by the People's Party, which would verify the ownership of the destroyed flats and then allot newly-constructed flats.