ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has ordered information regarding the distribution of funds from the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) and its disbursement.
A three-member bench, led by Chief Justice Ajaz-ul-Hasan, heard the case of the earthquake victims in New Balakot City.
During the proceedings, the court inquired about the funds allocated for the affected individuals and directed that the court be informed of the amount spent from the collected funds.
“Please inform the court of the total amount collected at both the local and international levels and the whereabouts of the remaining funds,” the court stated.
Meanwhile, Justice Ajaz-ul-Hasan instructed the Chief Secretary to submit separate answers to the questions posed.
The Director of ERRA stated that the organization has expended 205 million Rupees on resettlement and projects.
The Justice remarked that ERRA should submit its report along with a report from the Auditor General. He noted that the victims have yet to be restored after 18 years.
However, the court has adjourned the hearing for 4 weeks.
On October 8, 2005, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck northern Pakistan, causing massive devastation.
The earthquake affected an area of almost 30,000 square kilometres; equivalent to the size of Belgium. At least 75,000 people were killed, and some four million people were left homeless in the calamitous event. please proof read
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