ISLAMABAD - Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani yesterday proposed to the chief ministers of Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to take responsibility of educating at least one school going child of the martyr's family of Quetta blast in one of the leading schools, colleges or universities in their respective province.

Chairman Senate gave the proposal with a view to express solidarity with the people of Balochistan and particularly the victims of the August 8 blast in Civil Hospital Quetta, a statement issued by the Senate Secretariat says.

Rabbani remarked that nearly 71 families had lost their near and dear ones in tragic incident on 8th August. He proposed that these families be divided amongst the three provinces to make arrangements for the education of one child of school going age.

In his letters to the three CMs, the Chairman Senate stated that it would guarantee value education to the child and will help building the intellectual vacuum created in the province of Balochistan besides sending s message of comradely to the people of Balochistan that they were not alone in this tragedy. 

"Words cannot express the magnitude of the Quetta tragedy," Raza Rabbani added.

He termed it a loss not only to the province but also to the federation itself as the intelligentsia belonging to the middle and lower middle class has been targeted.