ISLAMABAD - The compensation amount announced by the government in November 2009 for the survivors and families of the suicide blasts at the International Islamic University (IIU) though brought hope to many, yet even after passage of three months, they are moving from pillar to post to get the promised compensation. Interior Minister Rehman Malik had announced compensation of Rs 0.3 million each for those who lost their lives and Rs0.1 million were announced for around 40 injured in the blasts of October 20, 2009. An amount of Rs1 million was also announced for Pervaiz Masih, Janitor of the Female Cafetaria who sacrificed his life and saved hundreds of female students who were present in the cafeteria when the blast occurred. So far, 10 people have died and among injured many are still under treatment in different hospitals but there was no financial support for them from the government and the university had been bearing the expenses of treatment of the victims spending millions of rupees. The parents of the victims have been demanding the amount from the university officials and the university had sent many reminders to the Interior Ministry as well to pay the compensation to the victims but the procedural delays on part of the ministry caused hurdles in the release of the amount. Now the ministry has asked the university officials to wait as the summary has been sent to the Prime Minister for approval, TheNation learnt on Friday. The university and family of Pervez Masih had welcomed the government announcement to pay an amount of Rs1 million for the family of Pervez who laid his life in saving lives of hundreds of female students at the university cafeteria. The scars of the incident have still not healed and memories of the horrific blasts are still fresh in the minds of the victims and their families. Not only victims but their whole families have suffered due to the attacks on an educational institution. Though the university has given a job to the brother of Pervez at the campus but his widow, Shaheen, still has been waiting for the compensation and families of other victims are also passing through hard times.