ISLAMABAD - There is no uniform as well as comprehensive policy and legislative framework for awarding the compensation money to the civilian victims of conflict and terrorism in all the federating units of Pakistan as no legislation has been done on the issue so far. The issue of awarding of compensation money to the civilian victims of terrorism and conflict only existed in the notifications without any proper legislation. There is complete disparity of awarding the compensation money to victims (deceased and injured both) among all the four provinces and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) in the country. Provincial government of Balochistan and Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICTA) award Rs0.4 million to the family of each deceased where as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and GB governments pay Rs0.3 million to family of each victim (in case of death) of any bomb blast, target killing or any other civilian conflict and terrorism incident. Similarly, provincial governments of Punjab and Sindh pay Rs0.5 million each to the family of deceased much higher than the other provinces. The governments of Balochistan as well as GB and ICTA give Rs0.1 million to each person in case of major injury while Sindh and KP award Rs0.2 million to each injured. The compensation money of in case of Punjab is much lower than all others as it pays only Rs75000 against any major injury while in case of minor injuries Balochistan, GB and ICTA give no compensation to the injured. Punjab gives only Rs5000 while KP government awards Rs0.1 million each to the minor injured in blasts and suicide bombings. This information was shared at an important national consultation titled "Award of Compensation to Civilian Victims of Conflict and Terrorism in Pakistan: Issues and Challenges" held in a local hotel. Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) and Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI) jointly organised the consultation. Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik was the chief guest on the occasion while State Minister for Interior Tasneem Ahmed Qureshi, homes secretaries of Sindh, KP and Balochistan, DG Audit Punjab and government representatives of GB attended the important consultation. Cris Rogers, research fellow of CIVIC and many representatives of the civil society and legislators attended the consultation session. Dr Salman Hamayun, Executive Director, and Ahmed Ali, Research Fellow of I-SAPS, in their presentation gave an overview of local, regional and international practices as well as policy for award of compensation to the civilian victims. Ahmed Ali in his presentation said that the different regimes had been engaged in making laws to curb terrorism and setting up special courts and tribunals for the smooth prosecution of the accused involved in terrorism cases. "But no one paid heed to make proper laws regarding award of compensation to civilian victims of conflict and terrorism," he added. He also said that laws for war injured existed in the Constitution like War Injuries Amendment Ordinance 1965 etc but no legislation was made for the civilian victims of terrorism.