ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Thursday that one million rupees each has been provided to the bereaved families of the private security guards martyred in the terrorist attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in Karachi.
Responding to the calling attention notice of Nusrat Wahid, Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Shaukat Ali Khan said one policeman was also martyred in the terrorist attack and his family was provided Shuhada Assistance Package.
The parliamentary secretary said the government was also considering bringing a legislation to make it binding on the private security companies to provide assistance to their guards in case of their deaths in such incidents.
He said our security personnel valiantly foiled the terrorist attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange in a matter of eight minutes. He said our security forces were alert as there were intelligence reports of a terrorist attack.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan laid before the house the annual report of Universal Service and Research and Development Fund of the federal government.