Former Minister for Public Works and MLA Amira Kadal, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari has expressed deep shock and grief over a devastating fire incident at Maharaja Bazar that affected at least 12 families on Friday evening.
Bukhari, who is outside the country, according to a statement, talked to the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar on phone urging him to ensure distribution of adequate ex-gratia compensation to the victims of this tragedy besides providing them all necessary relief and rehabilitation items at an earliest.
He also called for an immediate assessment of losses suffered by the fire victims and an immediate disbursement of an interim compensation among the affected families. The former minister also asked the municipal authorities to facilitate immediate issuance of permissions for reconstruction of the residential houses so that the fire-hit families of Mahraja Bazar are able to cope up the prevailing winter vagaries.
On the directions of the former minister, a delegation from his private office also visited the fire victims ensuring them all possible help in their rehabilitation. Expressing solidarity with the affected families, Bukhari has extended all possible help to the victims of this unfortunate mishap.
The former minister also extended his solidarity with the victims of fire incident in which one shop was fully damaged and four others suffering partial damages at Khan Complex in Gonikhan market the other day.
He appealed the people to take all preventive measures in order to avoid and ward off such menacing tragedies in future.