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Rs30.3m distributed among heirs of terrorism victims of Orakzai Agency.

KALAYA, June 30 -- The government has distributed Rs30.3million among 101 heirs of victims killed by militants in Orakzai Agency on Tuesday.

The compensation checques were given to the heirs during a ceremony Kalaya, headquarters of Orakzai Agency. Political Agent Orakzai Agency, Riaz Mehsood, Assistant Political Agents Upper, Lower Orakzai, tribal maliks and chieftains, elders and heirs of the deceased attended.

Riaz Mehsood while speaking as chief guest said the government would not left the heirs of victims alone.

He said Orakzai tribesmen had rendered countless sacrifices for the sake of the country, adding that their sacrifices for the sake of motherland would be remembered for long.

The agency's top administrator paid rich tribute to the martyrs and expressed sympathies for all those who suffered at the hands of terrorists and their sacrifices are matchless.

"Peace in tribal agencies is vital for progress and prosperity of tribal people and I urge them to make close vigil on their surroundings to thwart enemies' designs."

The govt, he said, is giving special focus on the development of FATA and has launched scores of developmental schemes. Special focus is being given on construction of schools, BHUs, roads and sanitation projects in Orakzai Agency," he added.

He said the government has already distributed Rs93million among heirs of 216 terrorism victims and 225 injured and more financial help would be given to them in future.

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Date:Jun 30, 2010
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