JHANG

By blocking the Sargodha Road, hundreds of flood affectees including women and children held a protest rally against the allegedly unfair distribution of first and second instalments of compensation to the victims.

They also staged a sit-in in front of DCO office. They claimed that the government officials were giving compensation to their blue-eyed persons while the deserving people were being ignored.

The rally participants said that the district administration had decided to stop the payment of first instalment of financial aid to the flood affectees one month ago because of frequent protests by the neglected affectees. The administration had decided to resurvey the damages of flood affectees and for this purpose it formed teams. However, they regretted, despite passing of a long period, the administration had not issued the first instalment to the deserving flood affectees.

“Now, the government has started the payment of second instalment of financial aid for crops damages and in this phase, it has again completely ignored the deserving people,” said the protesters. They claimed that local lawmakers and patwaris give financial aid to their favourite people and completely ignored the deserving flood affestees.

The rally started from Pakkaywala and passing through different routes it reached in front of DCO office where they staged a sit-in. They raised slogans against the district administration. The rally was attended by hundreds men and women. Later on the participants of rally dispersed peacefully.