KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah in a simple ceremony distributed cheques among the heirs of Safora Goth tragedy.
The CM Sindh gave away Rs 500,000 compensation for each shaheed and Rs 200,000 to each injured. There were 45 martyred and 6 injured in the tragdey, said a statement on Tuesday.
The Aga Khan community leaders welcoming the CM Sindh and thanked him for his personal interest to detect the case within a record few days.
They said that they are also thankful to the CM Sindh for constructing five kilometer road leading to their area.
They also demanded construction of another kilometer road connecting their area with Malir Cantt which the CM Sindh agreed.
The CM Sindh addressing on the occasion said that he was in Islamabad when that tragedy struck. “I cut short my visit and rushed to the spot and shared my sorrows and grief with Aga Khan Community and His Highness,” he said.
The Qaim Ali Shah said that he had given the task to the police to detect the case or face the consequences.
“My police is efficient and hardworking. They not only detected the case but made important arrests for which I gave them cash prizes,” he said.
The CM Sindh said he was a worker and would always be available for the services of people of Karachi.
“I have not brought compensation but it is an aid to the victims’ families.
Life precious and it cannot be weighed in the handful of coins,” he added.
Those who spoke on the occasion include Senator Dr Karim Khwaja, Amir Ali and Syed Ali Rizvi.