PESHAWAR - Local printers and publishers have demanded of the government to announce a special compensation package for the heirs of Qissa Khawani bomb blast victims.

Addressing at a press conference at Peshawar Press Club on Wednesday, the vice president, Frontier Printers and Publishers Association, Jamaat Ali Shah said that the SP Hilal Haider, including traders and other people had fallen prey of Qissa Khawani bomb blast on December 07.

He said the association president Zafar Khattak was also injured, while Asghar Khan a local trader engaged with printers business also killed in the explosion. He said the city district administration had announced to extend compensation package for victims of bomb blast, which was yet to be materialized.

Shah said that it was sheer injustice with local traders and they had protested against the indifferent attitude of the local government, despite that no tangible steps were taken in this regard.

The publishers threatened that if the government was failed to announce a special compensation package for heirs within next 48 hours, they would compel to launch a agitation movement against them.

Meanwhile, the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has promulgated the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act 2012 (Act No VIII of 2012) with effect from January 1, 2013. Under the Act, District Councils, Municipal Corporation (Peshawar only) and Municipal Committees in all 25 districts of the province will be established from start of the new calendar year.

Meanwhile, Jamiat Tulba Arabia (JTA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Wednesday, condemned attack on Maulana Aurangzeb Farooqi in Karachi and asked the government to arrest the assailants forthwith.

The government has completely failed in protecting religion figures and students, which is regrettable as attacking religious scholars, seminaries and their students had become a routine in Karachi.

In the most recent incident, unknown assailants attacked on Maulana Aurangzeb Farooqi in a broad daylight, which is condemnable, this was stated by JTA organiser Siraj-ul-Haq in a stated issued here on Wednesday.

He said that people of Karachi has been left at the mercy of terrorists. People are being killed there for no reason. The worsening situation in Karachi is not in the favour of Pakistan, thus, it was demanded of the government to take action against the enemies of peace.

He said that government has failed in maintaining law and order situation and it would be better to resign in the best national interest. He said that being well aware of the situation, the government was playing its role like a silent spectator.