Rs1m each provided to families of private security guards martyred in PSX attack, NA told.


ISLAMABAD -- The National Assembly was informed on Thursday that one million rupees each has been provided to the bereaved families of the private security guards martyred in the terrorist attack on Karachi Stock Exchange.

Responding to the calling attention notice of Nusrat Wahid on Thursday, Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Shaukat Ali Khan said one policeman was also martyred in the terrorist attack and his family has been provided Shuhada Assistance Package.

The Parliamentary Secretary said the government is also considering bringing a legislation to make it binding on the private security companies to provide assistance to their guards in case of their deaths in such incidents.

He said our security personnel valiantly foiled the terrorist attack on Karachi Stock Exchange in a matter of eight minutes. He said our security forces were alert as there were intelligence reports of a terrorist attack.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan laid before the house the annual report of Universal Service and Research and Development Fund of the federal government.

The annual report of National Economic Council for the Financial Year 2018-19 was also laid before the house.

Responding to a calling attention notice, Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan said the federal government has taken steps to improve the power supply in Karachi in order to address the problems of the people of the provincial capital.

He said we are providing additional one hundred megawatt of electricity to the K-electric more than the contract...

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