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Sindh CM approves Rs950mn grant for affectees of Thar Coal project      

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved a one-time Rs950 million grant to pay Rs10,000 stipend to each affected family of the Thar Coal Block-II. While presiding over a high-level meeting to review water and rehabilitation schemes in Tharparkar district at his office, Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah said that at least 1200 families were displaced due to Thar Coal Block-II and added, “we have decided to financially support them (affected families) in addition to provide them well-constructed house in a…

Affectees of Diamer-Basha dam request CJP for compensation

ISLAMABAD: Affectees of Diamer-Basha Dam on Tuesday met Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar during his visit to Gilgit-Baltistan and requested him to order release of the compensation money. They presented application to the chief justice that their land was acquired for construction of dam but they had not yet been awarded compensation and requested that concerned authorities should be directed to release the compensation. Saqib Nisar assured that their issues will be resolved in accordance with law.…

Murad approves scheme to turn Thar coal mining affectees into beneficiaries

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday approved a scheme to turn the affectees of Thar coal mining project into beneficiaries of the project by giving them share for next 30 years. He approved this scheme while presiding over a meeting at CM House in Karachi. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon, Chairman P&D Mohammad Waseem, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi and others. The chief minister said that with the establishment of Thar coal…

PM announces compensation for flood victims

SUKKUR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday granted Rs 1 billion relief fund to the Sindh government for flood victims and vowed that the government will provide all possible assistance to the affectees in this testing time, ARY News reported.