Sindh Minister for Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has assured that work on providing compensation to the affectees of Cooperative Market and Victoria Building was underway and all their losses will be compensated as soon as possible.
Speaking at a meeting during his visit to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Saturday, Nasir Hussain Shah said that the Sindh government was working on compensations to the affectees of both the markets under the specific instructions of Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah.
“Regardless of whether it was an accident or an act of terror, it is the responsibility of the government to compensate such losses and we will do so”, he added, while admitting that the process has been delayed. Chairman Businessmen Group Zubair Motiwala, General Secretary BMG AQ Khalil, President KCCI Muhammad Idrees, Senior Vice President Abdul Rehman Naqi, Vice President Qazi Zahid Hussain, Chairman of KCCI Special Committee for Small Traders Majeed Memon, President Cooperative Market Association Muhammad Firoz, KCCI Managing Committee Members and many affectees of Cooperative Market attended the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman BMG Zubair Motiwala, while highlighting the exemplary role played by Karachi Chamber towards the rehabilitation of all the affectees of Bolton Market incident in 2009, stated that the Cooperative Market and Victoria Market have also suffered badly because of the inferno. Hence, he appealed the Sindh Government to immediately announce relief in shape of compensation to the affectees of Cooperative Market incident so that they could completely restore their businesses before the arrival of Ramadan.