Amir JI KP demands of the Govt. to appeal world community to
help earthquake affectees
CHITRAL: The amir of Jamaat-e-Islami, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
Mushtaq Ahmed Khan has demanded of the government to appeal to the
world community to extend help and assistance in the rehabilitation
of earthquake affected people in Chitral and elsewhere.
Addressing the oath taking ceremony of the amir of district chapter
of the party here on Wednesday, he ridiculed the amount of
compensation money for the damaged houses which was only 2 lakh and
demanded to raise to at least one million rupees and 0.5 million
rupees for the partially damaged.
He also demanded other facilities and concessions including waiving
off the utility bills, provision of wheat from the warehouses of
food department on half prices, at forty percent special subsidy on
the prices of petrol and diesel to the affected people.
Mr. Khan said that the time was running out for the rehabilitation
of the quake affected people as the winter season was approaching
fast while snowfall in the higher altitude had already started for
which he demanded acceleration of the process on emergency basis to
allay their suffering.
He claimed that his party was active in extending all possible
support and assistance to the affected people and said the head of
the party Sirajul Haq instantly announced a large sum of 200
million rupees soon after the earthquake shook the area while the
party workers were engaged round the clock in serving their
The JI leader said that the rulers of the country were not sincere
to the land due although they were voted to power by the poor
masses but they their voters while he asked the people to use their
right of franchise sagaciously to make the country a prosperous and
He asserted that the day the people of the land recognized the
strength of their votes, the process of development and progress
will usher in as they will vote to power such people who had
capacity, vision and uprightness to build the nation.
District nazim Maghfirat Shah, newly elected district amir of the
party Maulana Jamshed Ahmed also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, the provincial amir of JI, administered oath to the
district amir Maulana Jamshed and the amirs of different tehsils.