Shikarpur blast tragedy: Govt fails to pay compensation to victim families

KARACHI: Leaders of Shikarpur Shuhda Committee on Thursday showed concern over the government’s non-serious attitude towards taking action against the culprits involved in Shikarpur Imambargah bomb blast that killed 45 people and injured several others on 30 January 2015.

Addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club, Shuhda Committee Chairman Maqsood Ali Domki said despite lapse four months after the blast incident, the administration could not take any serious step for arresting the remaining accused. He said the government had formed a committee to resolve the issue but unfortunately, it called only one meeting which showed non-seriousness.

Domki said Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah had also announced Rs 1 million for each martyr and 0.5 million for each injured which could still not be paid.

Talking about the purpose of conference, he said the police officers appointed in district Shikarpur showing slackness towards arresting culprits despite indentifying their training camps.

He said: “The government feels that it has smashed terrorists’ network by apprehending only a few accused involved in the bomb blast, but fact is that it’s incompetence of the government.

Domki warned the government to pay attention towards the issue, otherwise they would announce a mass movement across the country. He hoped that the government will not disappoint them this time.