Rawalpindi explosions cost Rs 200 million
By Shahzad Malik
ISLAMABAD: Property of worth Rs 200 million was damaged in the suicide attacks on the motorcade of General Pervez Musharraf on Thursday, sources in the district administration told Daily Times on Friday.
According to a survey conducted by the Rawalpindi district government about 18 shops including general stores, chemists, groceries and fast food outlets, 15 vehicles and two petrol pumps were destroyed while 10 shops and nine motorcars parked near the buildings were partially damaged.
Most of the property hit by the blast was uninsured, sources told Daily Times. Only two petrol pumps which have been destroyed in the blasts were insured.
Meanwhile, affected shopkeepers who are also associate members of the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry have contacted chamber officials and asked them to plead their compensation claims to concerned authorities.
Rawalpindi Nazim Tariq Mahmood Kiyani told Daily Times said that the district government would be sympathetic to owners of property damaged in the incident and refer the claim to the provincial government for compensations.