North Waziristan
North Waziristan (file photo)

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Mehmood Khan on Saturday announced a compensatory package for the victims of the Khar Qamar incident which took place at a check post in North Waziristan earlier this week.

According to the CM’s package, Rs 2.5 million will be given to the families of the deceased and Rs 1 million the injured ones.

“The Pakhtun who are playing politics using the name of Pakhtun are unsuccessfully attempting to push the nation once more towards war, which is unacceptable,” he said.

He stressed on the fact that peace had been restored due to the sacrifices of the people, Pakistan Army and security institutions and that sacrifices will continue to be made to maintain this peace.

The chief minister expressed the provincial government’s resolve in addressing the issues faced by all the districts of the province, including the tribal districts. He acknowledged that it is the provincial government’s responsibility to provide facilities to the people for which he said they are working day and night.

He said that the federal and provincial powers rested with the Pakhtun and the government is keen in resolving the problems faced by the Pakhtun.

He urged the people to present all their demands to the government so that they may be addressed in an effective manner, rather than wasting time and making the issues a foundation for unnecessary campaigning.

The chief minister pointed out that in the short span of 10 months, many of the issues faced by the tribal people had already been resolved.