Pakistan pays US$11.6 million in compensation to 36 Chinese victims of terrorist attack on hydropower project

Islamabad, July 29th: Pakistan will pay more than US$11.5 million in compensation to 36 Chinese nationals working on a large hydropower project who were killed or injured in terrorist attacks last year in the insecure Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. decided to

The decision on the amount of compensation to be paid was made on Thursday at a meeting of the Cabinet’s Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) presided over by Finance Minister Mikhta Ismail.German cities are imposing cold showers, turning off lights on monuments to reduce energy consumption, and Russia’s gas crisis is looming.

The commission approved a tender for 200,000 tonnes of wheat at about US$408 per tonne and allowed US$11.6 million in goodwill compensation for Chinese casualties at the Osu hydropower project last July, Dawn said. The paper reported on Friday.

On July 13 last year, a bus en route to the Das hydropower project site in the Kohistan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was hit by a suicide bomber, killing 10 Chinese, mostly engineers, and seriously injuring 26. rice field. Men who have sex with men are advised to reduce the number of sexual partners to limit their exposure to the monkeypox virus: WHO.

The 4,320 MW Osu Hydropower Project, being built by China Gezhouba with funding from the World Bank, is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-billion dollar initiative launched in 2015. not part.

After the attack, the Chinese were furious. They halted construction work, postponed important meetings on CPEC, and demanded foolproof security and compensation for victims.

The issue was resolved when both requests were accepted by Pakistan and Chinese experts resumed work on a major hydropower project in January this year.

Originally, Chinese contractor Gezhouba of China had asked for compensation of US$37 million, according to government sources, which was more than China would pay its own citizens if they were killed in similar attacks in their own country. was also 500% higher.

However, the two sides resolved the issue through bilateral consultations, leading to the resumption of work on the project.

Cash-strapped Pakistan agreed to compensate Chinese citizens even though it was legally obligated to pay nothing to those killed or injured in the attack. More than you would normally pay a dead citizen.

Four Pakistani citizens were also killed in the terrorist attack, and it is unclear whether their families will also be compensated.

Earlier, the Express Tribune reported in January that Pakistan had calculated four different compensation amounts ranging from $4.6 million to $20.3 million, even though the government had no legal or contractual obligation to do so. reported.

Pakistan took into account the amount paid to Chinese workers in 2004 when paying compensation.

The Pakistani government initially tried to downplay the terrorist attack, saying the incident was caused by a gas leak. However, Islamabad later admitted it was a terrorist attack.

China also sent a group of experts to investigate the attack.

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