SC asks why quake funds trans­ferred to BISP, Mul­tan Metro

The Financial Daily - - CONTINUATIONS -

IS­LAM­ABAD: The Supreme Court on Mon­day rep­ri­manded the Earth­quake Re­con­struc­tion and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Au­thor­ity (ERRA) for not con­struct­ing even a sin­gle road in Balakot af­ter the deadly earth­quake in 2005.

A three-mem­ber bench headed by Chief Jus­tice of Pak­istan Mian Saqib Nisar heard a suo moto no­tice per­tain­ing to al­leged em­bez­zle­ment in the grants and do­na­tions meant for the re­con­struc­tion and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of the earth­quake sur­vivors.

Dur­ing the hear­ing, Jus­tice Nisar said the gov­ern­ment failed to ini­ti­ate re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion work in the city. "Peo­ple in Balakot are still liv­ing un­der tem­po­rary homes even af­ter 12 years of the earth­quake. Some­one in the gov­ern­ment should work with hon­esty."

Tak­ing a jibe at the ERRA

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