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PM Imran decides to compensate protest affectees

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his latest move on Wednesday decided to compensate those who suffered losses during the country-wide protests, which took place last week following a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Aasia Bibi. According to a statement released from his office, PM Khan has asked government of Punjab to chalk out comprehensive compensation plan, so that people, whose properties were vandalized during protest of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) can be compensated. Yesterday, Federal Minister for…

Fruit seller whose bananas were looted by protesters gets compensation

SHEIKHUPURA: The government on Saturday paid a compensation of Rs10,000 to a fruit seller whose bananas were looted by people protesting over Aasia Bibi’s acquittal in a blasphemy case in Sheikhupura.  Assistant Commissioner Sheikhupura Fazail Mudassir reached the residence of five-year old Muhammad Mohsin and handed him the compensation. A day earlier, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry asked the Punjab government to compensate the fruit seller whose cart was attacked by mobsters. According to…

Govt ordered to restore Punjab University’s ground

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday directed the Punjab government to restore to its original position a ground of the Punjab University which it had allotted to a private contractor for the construction of Orange Line Metro Train project. A bench of the high court, while taking strong exception to the previous provincial government’s use of the university’s land for the purpose, directed that compensation be paid to the educational institution for using its land. It ordered seizure of the machinery of the…

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.…

Compensation to heirs of hujjaj passing away in KSA announced

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony will pay Rs500,000 each to the heirs of a pilgrim in case of death and 150,000 rupees in case of accidental disability of one limb during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Talking to APP, an official of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony said that Rs250,000 each will  be paid to the haji on permanent disability of more than one limb and 300,000 rupees in case of emergency evacuation of pilgrim from Saudi Arabia due to illness. He said the…

Facebook CEO’s compensation jumps to $8.9 million as security costs soar

CALIFORNIA: Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s compensation rose 53.5 percent to $8.9 million in 2017, a regulatory filing showed on Friday, largely due to higher costs related to the 33-year old billionaire’s personal security. About 83 percent of the compensation represented security-related expenses, while most of the rest were tied to Zuckerberg’s personal usage of private aircraft. Zuckerberg spent much of last year traveling after he pledged to visit all the U.S. states that he had not previously been…

Hamas offers $3,000 for families of those killed by Israel

GAZA CITY: Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas have offered to pay $3,000 to the family of any Palestinian killed by Israeli troops along the border, ahead of new expected protests. In a statement, the group said it would support the "family of each martyr" with $3,000, while those seriously wounded would receive $500. The payments were being provided "in light of the difficult economic conditions experienced by our people in the Gaza Strip as a result of the continued Israeli siege". A protest by tens of thousands near…

Airbus to pay compensation to 2007 Brazil crash victims

SAO PAULO: European aircraft giant Airbus will pay some 30 million reais ($9.1 million) in compensation to relatives of the 199 people killed in a 2007 air crash in Sao Paulo, a lawyer said Monday. "After years of negotiations, 33 families have signed the terms of the agreement with Airbus," Gabriela Ristow told AFP. The accord, which was reached with a total of 93 individuals, was signed in November but not previously made public. Read More: Human error led to Chapecoense plane crash Airbus has agreed to pay the…

SBP moves into action against skimming incidents, assures customers of compensation

KARACHI: Taking notice of the skimming incidents in Karachi, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday assured customers that relevant bank of the ATM where their data was compromised would fully compensate them. During the preceding week, the central bank noted with concern that customers’ information on debit cards of Habib Bank Limited was compromised by hackers through skimming to create its clones and were used to withdraw depositor’s money from various locations within and outside the country, said a release…

Pakistan seeks $70m from India for not honouring cricket series agreement

LAHORE: Pakistan has kicked off a legal battle against India for not honouring a bilateral cricket series agreement, the sport's governing body confirmed Thursday. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is seeking $70 million in compensation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India after the country failed to attend two series in 2014 and 2015 as part of a memorandum of understanding signed between the two boards. The International Cricket Council confirmed receiving the notice. "The ICC has received a Notice of…