KARACHI - Justice (r) Zahid Qurban Alvi, chief of the commission formed to ascertain the exact figure of the victims of targeted killing in Karachi in the year 2011, presented their first report to Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday.
The report comprises suggestions and facts about the figure of the victims of targeted killing and terrorist activities. It was informed that the body chairman would soon submit a comprehensive report on this subject at a meeting of all major political groups. Heads of the parties would also be presented copies of the report.
Home Department (Judicial) Additional Secretary Abdul Wahab Abbasi, who is also the secretary of the commission, was present at the meeting.
The Supreme Court had, in its verdict on the Karachi situation, ordered the Sindh government to give financial compensation to the heirs of the victims of targeted killing.
Later, the Sindh formed a commission to look into the authenticity of the figure. The body was also assigned to ascertain exact financial losses caused due to targeted killing.
According to sources, the commission, in its initial report, confirmed that at least 400 people were killed in targeted killing in last year, and recommended the Sindh government to distribute Rs80 million as financial compensation to their legal heirs.
The sources said the report found that at least 135 workers of the MQM were shot dead in the past year. The second highest number of killings of activists was of the ANP, another ally of the ruling PPP that also lost its 104 workers in 2011.
The report further says at least 26 workers of the MQM-Haqiqi fell victim to targeted killing, 26 from the Jafaria Alliance, 12 of the Awami Tehreek, 26 of the Kachhi Rabta Committee, 19 from the Jammiat-e-Islami and 41 workers of the Sunni Tehreek were killed in the past year.
In the report, the commission suggested a sum of Rs0.2 million for legal heirs of each victim of targeted killing. It may be mentioned here that the total amount of the previous financial assistance to heirs of each victim stood at Rs80 million.
Over 100, 000 schoolchildren vaccinated in 2-day: As many as 103,365 schoolchildren were administered hepatitis vaccine during two days of February 20 and 21 in Karachi division. On first day, 42,160 and on the second day 61205 school going children were vaccinated under Sindh Chief Minister’s Initiative Program, an official report said on Wednesday. The district-wise breakup of vaccination is as follows: February 20: District Central: Liaquatabad Town 3510; Gulberg Town 1572; North Karachi Town 5694; North Nazimabad Town: 1333. Total: 12109. District East: Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town 864; Shah Faisal Town     3564;Jamshed Town: 4398; Korangi Town 3245; Landhi Town 2059. Total: 14130 . District West: Baldia Town 2400; SITE Town (Not Received); Orangi Town: 1952; Kemari Town 1173; Total: 5525.
District South: Saddar Town (Not Received) and Lyari Town 4981. District Malir: Malir Town 2261; Bin Qasim Town 1552; Gadap Town 1602. February 21: District Central: Liaquatabad Town 5013; Gulberg Town 2955; North Karachi Town 7705; North Nazimabad Town 1554; Total: 17227.
District East: Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town 1869; Shah Faisal Town 3576; Jamshed Town 5312; Korangi Town 3423; Landhi Town 2796; Total 16976. District West: Baldia Town 3031; SITE Town 1459; Orangi Town 2755; Kemari Town 1796; Total:9041. District South: Saddar Town    4108; Lyari Town5170; Total:9278. District Malir: Malir Town 3099; Bin Qasim Town 2095; Gadap Town 3489; Total:8683.