Sindh Cabinet approves compensation for Thar Coalfield affected people
KARACHI: Sindh Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah today approved compensation for the affected people of Thar Coalfield and Gorano reservoir.
Gorano reservoir is a water pond artificially created on 1,500 acres of land being filled with saline water pumped out from Thar’s coalfield. It is situated in Taluka Islamkot of Thar district some 30 kilometres away from Islamkot Town.
Cabinet meeting approved compensation for 575 affected families, Rs. One Lac for each family, due to artificially created reservoir.
Provincial cabinet also decided that sugarcane will be purchased from growers in Sindh at Rs. 182 per maund and crushing season will begin from November 30 this year.
Cabinet session also delegated powers of release of prisoners on temporary parole to provincial home secretary. The power to take decision about granting B Class facility in jails also handed over to the home secretary.
Cabinet also approved Rs. 10 million relief for family of police constable Farooq, who was martyred in a terrorist attack in Karachi on distinguished religious scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani. Meeting also approved a plot and two jobs for family members of martyred policeman.
Sindh cabinet also approved Rs. Five Lac each for families of three labourers recently murdered in Larkana.