PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (R) Dost Muhammad Khan Wednesday formed a committee for compensation package for the victims of the 16 December, 2014 terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar.

The chief minister was presiding over the meeting at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat in Peshawar, said an official handout. He gave a patient hearing to the parents of martyrs of the attack on the Army Public School.

The meeting discussed in detail the reservations of the victims of APS incident regarding discrimination in the compensation package and reviewed different aspects of the issue in the backdrop of the verdict of Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The 10-member committee will be headed by Minister for Law Asadullah Khan Chamkani, while other members include provincial ministers Anwarul Haq and Rashid Khan, adviser to chief minister Asiya Khan, Secretary Law, Secretary Finance, Secretary Home, Vice-Chairman Bar Council, representative of High Court Bar and one representative of victim families, said an official handout.

The caretaker chief minister directed that the affectees should be compensated in light of the verdict of the court without any discrimination. He said it was a tragic incident of unique nature and therefore the affectees should be properly compensated.

More than 150 people, mostly students, were martyred in terrorist attack on the APS Peshawar on 16 December, 2014. The attack is considered worst in the country’s history.