PESHAWAR: Chief of Jamaat Islami (JI) Sirajul Haq today urged the incumbent federal and provincial governments to enhance the compensation money for earthquake victims, as no house can be rebuilt with only Rs. 0.12 million.

Talking to newsmen in Peshawar, Siraj-ul-Haq said that the money announced for affectees is insufficient; therefore, the authorities should mull the money after conducting money.

JI chief told that as many as 271 people were died in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 5,543 houses were completely demolished, 8,543 houses faced partial damage whereas at least 920 animals were also killed in recent earthquake on October 26.

He said that 4,520 volunteers of Al-Khidmat foundation are busy in rescue activities along with Pakistan Army personnel. He stated that JI is with the quake sufferers as the party has dispatched camps worth Rs 4.7 million, food package of Rs 1.6 million and Rs 1 million was served for other relief activities.

Siraj-ul-Haq requested the nation to come forward and assist the affectees with food items, blankets, warm clothes and camps. He further asked the authorities to give relief money as early as possible whereas he also announced to hold repentance day on October 30.