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Bilour’s widow refuses compensation, says his cause was greater than money

The widow of Haroon Bilour returned the Rs0.5 million compensation cheque issued to her by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. She said her husband sacrificed his life for a far greater cause than money. The provincial government has issued a compensation cheque of Rs0.5 million to Bilour’s heirs. He was killed in a suicide bomb blast…

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July 20, 2018


PM announces compensation, reward for saviors in AJK bridge collapse tragedy

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has approved compensation for the family of a teenager, Saim Shafaat, who lost his life while saving tourists following the collapse of a bridge in Neelum valley on May 13. The PM has also approved reward for another youngster, Mukhtiar, who risked his own life to save the victims. The…

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May 31, 2018


SC orders govt to compensate Quetta church blast victims

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the federal government to compensate the victims of Quetta church blast victims. A two-member bench comprising of Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan heard the suo-motu notice on the matter. A representative of the Christian community, in the hearing, informed the court that Rs 7.2…

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May 17, 2018


Watch: Rana Sanaullah’s accusations against Awami Tehreek’s Gandapur  

Punjab’s Law Minister Rana Sanaullah stated that a deal was made to compensate the affectees of the Model Town Incident. He also claimed that Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Khurram Nawaz Gandapur demanded that the money should be paid to the party instead of the families of the victims.

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December 30, 2017


UK couple jailed in latest holiday sickness scam

LONDON:A British couple were jailed Friday for making fake holiday sickness claims in a case that authorities hope will the end the “explosion” of fake food poisoning cases. Deborah Briton, 53, and partner Paul Roberts, 43, claimed they and their two children had fallen ill during holidays to Spain’s Majorca in 2015 and 2016. Judge…

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October 14, 2017


Punjab CM announces compensation for Lahore blast victims

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has announced compensation of Rs. 2 million for the bereaved families of the civilians who lost their lives in yesterday’s suicide attack in Lahore. At least 27 people, including nine cops, were killed and scores of others were wounded in the blast near Arifa Kareen Tower. The chief minister…

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July 25, 2017


PM announces compensation for Parachinar victims

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced compensation for victims of Parachinar blast that killed more than 80 people last week. The PM has announced the payment of Rs.1million for each family of martyrs and Rs.0.5 million for each injured of the blast. The Prime Minister has also issued directions in this regard to Governor…

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June 29, 2017


Senate demands compensation for heirs of Quetta blast martyrs

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday adopted four resolutions condemning yesterday’s blast in Parachinar, urging government for implementation of provincial quota and payment of compensation to heirs of Quetta blast martyrs. The resolutions moved to the House by Senators Jehanzeb Jamaldini, Azam Khan Swati, and Kulsoom Perveen were adopted unanimously. Presenting his resolution to the House,…

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February 20, 2017


PM announces Rs. 5 lakh for Shah Noorani shrine martyrs’ families

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has announced financial assistance of five hundred thousand Rupees for each family whose members were martyred in the suicide terrorist attack at Shah Noorani shrine in Hub yesterday. He has also announced two hundred thousand rupees for each injured in the incident. Prime Minister has directed Musaddiq Malik and Miftah Ismail…

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November 14, 2016


PM announces compensation for Noorani shrine victims

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sunday announced compensation of Rs 500,000 each for the families of deceased and Rs 200,000 each for those injured in Saturday’s terrorist attack at Shah Noorani shrine in Hub. The prime minister also announced Rs 100,000 compensation for the victims with mild or lesser injuries, said a PM House statement….

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November 13, 2016


Families of 5,688 workers stranded in Saudi Arabia compensated

ISLAMABAD, Nov 5 (APP): Around 5,688 families of Pakistani workers stranded in Saudi Arabia had been paid Rs 50,000 per family as compensation, as per data available in the Pakistani embassy. According to an official of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), the compensation amount was being paid to the families of stranded workers on the directives…

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November 5, 2016


Govt announces compensation for train accident victims

KARACHI: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique announced compensation for families of victims and those injured in Thursday’s train collision near Karachi, Samaa reported. The minister said government will provided Rs.1500,000 to each family of deceased and Rs 800,000 to each injured of the train accident. At least 20 people were killed and more than…

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November 3, 2016


Kuwait to compensate citizens for petrol price hike

The Kuwaiti government agreed to compensate citizens for hiking petrol prices in a plan to “partially liberalise” the fuel subsidy, parliament speaker Marzouk al-Ghanem said on Wednesday. Those holding driver’s licences would be compensated with a quantity of “free petrol” each month, Ghanem told reporters after a three-hour meeting between the government and a number…

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October 5, 2016


No Saudi compensation for Pakistan’s Mina victims

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf on Friday informed the National Assembly that no financial assistance has been provided by Saudi Arabia to heirs of Pakistani pilgrims who martyred in Mina incident last year. Responding to a question, the Minister told the House in a written reply, that out of…

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March 25, 2016


Govt to pay additional Rs 0.5 mln compensation to Mina victims

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony would pay additional compensation to heirs of people killed in Mina stampede during Hajj rituals. According to official sources, the ministry would soon pay the additional compensation of Rs 500,000 each as to the heirs of deceased. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has already accorded approval to…

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March 1, 2016


Compensation for PIA protest victims

The Sindh government has announced Rs.2 million for each family of deceased workers of Pakistan International Airlines who lost their lives during Tuesday’s clash with police and Rangers. Watch this report…

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February 3, 2016


KP CM advisor gives cheques to families of BKU’s victims

PESHAWAR: Advisor to Chief Minister on Prisons Malik Qasim Khattak Friday visited Gurguri and handed over compensation cheques to the two victims of Baacha Khan University (BKU) incident. The compensation cheques were given to the families of Ahmad Kamal Khattak and Muhammad Ilyas Khattak who lost their lives in the terror incident. He also prayed…

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January 22, 2016


KP announces compensation of earthquake victims

CHITRAL: Announcing a compensation of Rs300, 000 each for families of earthquake victims, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani said each district was affected by the natural calamity. At least 185 people are confirmed dead in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the aftermath of a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake which hit northern Afghanistan yesterday. Overall, 270 people…

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October 27, 2015


PM announces compensation for flood affectees

RAHIM YAR KHAN: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday visited Punjab’s flood-hit Rahim Yar Khan district and pledged government’s all out support for relief and rehabilitation of the area’s hundreds of affected families, Samaa reported. Rahim Yar Khan, Muzaffargarh and Layyah districts are the worst affected of Punjab where swollen rivers have inundated hundreds of villages…

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July 24, 2015


Innocent New Yorker gets $6.25 mn for 25 years in jail

NEW YORK: New York authorities agreed to pay $6.25 million compensation to an innocent man who spent nearly 25 years languishing in prison for a murder he did not commit. Jonathan Fleming, 53, walked free in April 2014 after his conviction was overturned by the Brooklyn district attorney. He had been found guilty of the…

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June 23, 2015


CM announces compensation for bus attack victims

ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday announced compensation for victims of bus attack in Karachi, Samaa reported. The CM, while speaking to reporters in Islamabad, announced compensation of Rs.0.5 million to family members of each deceased and Rs.0.2 million to each injured person. Pledging to bring the culprits to book, Qaim Ali…

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May 13, 2015