MUZAFFARGARH

As a protest against the distribution of compensation to “undeserving families on political grounds”, hundreds of flood affectees staying on various embankments staged a demonstration, and chanted slogans against PML-N MPA Hammad Nawaz Tipu, DCO Shaukat Ali and “corrupt” Patwaris.

The affectees told the media that revenue officers had demanded Rs8,000 to Rs10,000 for induction of their names in the list of affectees but they refused, and as a result they did not consider them.

They alleged that the compensation had been given to undeserving persons like Patwari Muhammad Ashraf and his two brothers Muhammad Akhtar and Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Ashiq, Shakir Hussain Shafiq, Talib Hussain, sons of Abdul Ghafoor (mills owner), Haji Muhammad Ramzan, son of Ashiq (owner of a departmental store), Haji Shakir son of Ghulam Hussain, Bashir Khan son of Ghulam Rasool, Shaukat Bashir son of Muhammad Bashir (a banker), Kaloo Khan son of Shabbir Khan, Ch Ghulam Hussain, Moulvi Muhammad Hayat Baloch, Syed Jamil Hussain Shah son of Syed Rukhsar Shah, Muhammad Bakhsh and Ashiq Hussain (former councilor).

Similarly, the residents of Niraliwala, Chah Usmaniwala, Do-aaba, Rohari, Thatta Siyalan, Muradabad, Sunakki, Lalpur alleged that not only undeserving but influential people had got compensation but the former had been still waiting for the saviours. Nazir Begum of Usmaniwala said,” My home was swept away in flood and some other people made photographs of her home’s debris and got compensation. But I could not get Rs.25,000 despite being an affectees.”