On August 8, at Quetta, a terrorist attack killed many lawyers and other people. Besides, 29 people were badly injured.
All the critically injured people were sent to the Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi. The expenditure for their treatment was later paid by the Sindh government. The Balochistan government also announced compensation worth Rs10m million for the dead and Rs5m for the injured. However, the compensation money has yet to be paid. My suggestions about the issue are as follows:
- First, all the compensation amount must be paid to the next kith or kin without any delay through a commission.
- In order to decide the compensation amount required to be paid to the injured, a commission headed by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court should be set up. It should have at least one medical specialist from the Aga Khan Hospital, Karachi, along with a representative from the Balochistan Bar Council.
- The commission should make recommendations for compensation claims to the injured, keeping in view the report of the Combined Military Hospital, Quetta, and the Aga Khan Hospital, Karachi.
- The compensation amount should be paid through a committee.