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04-20-2010, 10:52 PM
Army announces compensation for families of air strike victims

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

By Said Nazir Afridi

BARA: Following the apology tendered by the Chief of the Army Staff, Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, to Kukikhel tribe on the killing of civilians in air strikes in Sra Vella area of Tirah Valley, Khyber Agency, on April 10, the Pakistan Army announced compensation of Rs 20 million for the victims.

“We never expected that Pakistan Army will admit its mistake and apologise for the killing of innocent people in Sra Vella,” said a tribesman from Jamrud, Nafees Khan, while talking to The News.

He said the majority of Kukikhel tribe was happy with Kayani, who admitted that innocent people had been killed in Sra Vella. “The apology and compensation announced by the Army chief for Sra Vella victims healed the wounds of Kukikhel tribe,” Malik Wazir said and added that Kukikhels, like the past, would continue their support to the Pakistan Army in future and sacrifice for the defense of the country.

While talking to this scribe, the Political Agent (PA) of Khyber Agency, Shafeerullah Khan, said the military would pay Rs 200,000 each to 61 dead and Rs 100,000 each to 21 injured of Sra Vella air strikes within two days. He said that Pakistan Army would bear the cost of treatment of the Sra Vella injured admitted in Peshawar hospitals. “The federal government would pay a separate compensation package to the victims of Sra Vella in near future,” the official said.

On behalf of Chief of the Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Brig Basit and Brig Arshad visited the ICRC Hospital in Peshawar where they inquired about the health of seven injured of Sra Vella and paid them Rs 100,000 each. They also paid Rs 200,000 to heirs of two dead each.

According to the ISPR, the Pakistan Army has granted Rs 20 million compensation for the victims of Sra Vella. The six-member scrutiny committee, made by Kukikhel grand Jirga, would visit the FC Camp at Shakas today to receive the announced compensation by the Army. Two Pakistani jet fighters attacked the house of late Hameed Khan in Sra Vella area on April 10 in which 61 people were killed.

04-21-2010, 02:57 AM
It basically says that in addition to the army and awaited compensation from the federal government the provincial government also paid Rs 10 million to the families who suffered civilian casualties. It also talks about how the people accepted this apology and compensation and support the government and military in their on going offensive

Khushal Khan Khattak
04-21-2010, 03:07 AM
The best compensation in this matter is for the army to:

1) court martial those individuals because of whom this painful error occurred.
2) set a precedence so that Pakistani lives are held precious no matter what.
3) The Army chief to distribute such compensation personally.
4) Expression of all this publicly/media so everything is out in the open.

Only then can the victims feel that it was a mistake, gross and painful, but what can I say more...... maybe they will then from their hearts forgive those who committed it.


04-23-2010, 01:14 PM
Why doesnt the Pakistan Army make an Enquiry into why False information was given? Oh wait, I guess Pakistan always wins by bribing its way out of trouble, Pakistan army murdered over 60 innocent people, bribing people and lying through the ISPR will not help you Mr Pakistani Army lol. Iam sure those relatives are burning with anger for which money can not solve.Talal may i ask was you there in tirah when this occured or did some Pro **** army website tell u this?