ISLAMABAD: Another missing Pakistani, named
Haji Sheikh Asif, in Mina tragedy has on Tuesday been confirmed as martyred, taking the total number of Pakistani martyrs in the tragic incident to 45 while the missing 63 are still being looked for.
According to the Hajj officials,
Haji Sheikh Asif was a Lahore resident of Shadbagh area and was missing, along with his wife, since the Mina incident. His wife is still missing. So far the toll has reached 45 while 63 are missing.
Meanwhile, the relatives of the martyrs and the missing are going through a painful time.
Federal government has announced Rs. 500,000 for the relatives of each martyr and Rs. 200,000 for each of the injured. Moreover, the government has also announced to send 2 to 3 relatives of each martyr on Umra.
Punjab government has set up a helpline for obtaining information about the martyrs and the missing people. Relief desks have been established at the DCO offices of all the districts. The relatives of the missing people may contact 042-11172542. Punjab government has appointed DG PDMA as
focal person and ADC Rawalpindi District Arif Raheem as focal person of the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
A helpline has also been set up at PDMA Control Room in Lahore. It can be contacted at 042-99204408 and 042-99203164.