PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Friday has issued at least Rs 2.83 billion for provision of compensation money to injured and families of deceased persons after October 26 quake.
Shangla, the area having the highest death toll has been allocated more than Rs 70 crore.
The funds issued will be transferred to the district administrations’ accounts today. On November 2, quake affectees will start to receive cheques of the amount promised by the government.
PDMA sources said that Shangla is given at least Rs 52 crore, Rs 2 crore for Bonair, Rs 12 crore for Lower Dir, Rs 50 crore for Chitral, Rs 5 crore for Swabi, Rs 30 crore for Upper Dir, Rs 12.60 crore for Mardan, Rs 30 crore for Malakand, Rs 10.50 crore for Hangu, Rs 5 crore for Abbottabad, Rs 50 lac for Kohat, Rs 9 crore for Toghor and Kohistan Lower has been given at least Rs 2 crore.
A report issued by PDMA on October 29 stated that total number of deaths in KP are 225 while more than 15,692 have bore damages. At least 155 schools have been damaged in the 8.1 magnitude quake.
The authority stated that Shangla tops the list of death toll among different districts with 50. Swat follows with 34 deaths while those in Chitral are 32. Death tally in Lower Dir and Upper Dir is 24 and 17.
At least 20 locals lost lives in Torghor, 11 in Kohistan Upper, nine in Bonair, four in Peshawar, two in Mansehra, one in Hangu, Abbottabad and Batgram while three each in Mardan and Charsadda.
The government had announced compensation money of at least Rs six lacs for heirs of the killed while Rs two lacs for severely injured.