PM Nawaz visits Bahawalpur Hospital, inquires after health of injured people

26 Jun, 2017 3:24 pm

BAHAWALPUR (92 News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has on Monday visited Victoria Hospital in Bahawalpur and inquired about the health of those who received burns in yesterday’s oil tanker fire which left more than 140 people dead.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif met with the relatives of the departed souls to console them and to share their grief and loss.

Talking to media at the site of tragedy in Ahmedpur Sharqia today, he said that a proper inquiry into oil tanker fire tragedy will be conducted to ascertain facts, adding that inquiry is indispensable to avert such incidents in future.

The prime minister said that the inquiry will look into as to what was the condition of the oil tanker and what was the responsibility of the company owning the tanker. “The auspicious occasion of Eidul Fitr has turned into grief due to the unfortunate incident,” he added.

Nawaz Sharif regretted that some elements on the media used the occasion for politics.

The premier also distributed compensation cheques of two million rupees to the legal heirs of those who died in the incident while one million rupees to the injured persons.

He also announced provision of government jobs for all injured persons after their recovery and heirs of departed souls.

Earlier soon after his arrival in Bahawalpur today, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was given a detailed briefing about Ahmadpur Sharqia oil tanker tragedy.

Commissioner Bahawalpur Saqib Zafar apprised the Prime Minister about the tragedy and the relief activities.

He said that the tanker on its way to Bahawalpur from Karachi was carrying twenty five thousand liter of oil when it overturned in Ahmadpur Sharqia.

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