Checques distribution

PESHAWAR, September 11: The government of Sindh province has distributed cash assistance worth 50 million rupees to the victims of the Kohati church blasts.

About 78 people were killed in twin suicide bombing at a church in Kohati locality of the provincial capital Peshawar on September 22 last year.

Opposition leader in the National Assembly and leader of Pakistan People’s Party Khurshid Shah distributed the financial assistance among the victims at the Governor’s House.

Cheques worth 500,000 rupees each were given to families of the deceased and 200,000 rupees each to the 140 injured.

One of the beneficiaries told TNN, “My elder brother was killed in the explosion and he was the only breadwinner of our family. I am a student. Hopefully this amount would help us fulfil our needs.”

Another victim said, “I am very thankful to the Sindh government for providing compensation to us. Previously, a huge amount was distributed but there was corruption in the process. This time the compensation has been distributed fairly.”