CM KP announces Rs0.5m for families of Haripur boat incident victims

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan visited in Tarbela Lake, where a passenger boat had capsized yesterday.

He was accompanied by Federal minister for power Omer Ayub Khan and KP minister for communication Akber Ayub Khan.

Chief Minister was briefed about incident and rescue operation.

Chief Minister met with injured and families of deceased.

He announced a compensation of Rupees five hundred thousand each for those who died and one hundred thousand each for the injured in the incident.

He directed deputy commissioner Haripur to complete registration of boats at Tarbela dam and also ensure provision of safety gears for passengers.

Search and rescue operation is still in progress by Army diving teams.

Source: Radio Pakistan