PM announces ‘Revolving Fund’ for infrastructure of terrorism-hit area

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday announced ‘Revolving Fund’ for immediate rehabilitation and reconstruction in terrorism affected areas. Responding to various points of order of Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao and MQM legislatures, the Prime Minister told the National Assembly,” we all are collectively fighting the war against terrorism and there is no second opinion on it”.Pakistan Peoples Party (Sherpao) leader Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao called upon the government to set up ‘Revolving Fund’ for terrorism-hit areas of the country.Condemning target killings in Karachi, the Prime Minister said that he  had discussed the issue with the Sindh Governor and Chief Minister and called for a report.He said that the law and order was a provincial subject and the Federal  Government could not directly interfere in it. However, he had sought a report for target killings.About Sherpao’s demand for setting  up a fund for terrorism affected  people, the Prime Minister said he had already issued directives in that regard.He said the Shaheed Fund had already been set up for the martyrs of  Pakistan Army and law enforcement agencies and a seed money was given for it from the Prime Minister Fund.Gilani said that such a fund had been created in the Ministry for Information and Broadcasting for those journalists who became victims of terrorism.Regarding terrorism incidents, he said bazaars, schools, hospitals, bus  stands and railways stations were easy targets for terrorists.He said the financial help from Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FODP) and financial institutions was being spent on reconstruction and rehabilitation of schools on priority basis. – APP