Hands over ex gratia cheques, assures Govt job for NoK

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday visited Balakote and Bimber Gali areas of Rajouri/Poonch to console with the family who lost five of its members during cross border shelling on Sunday.
The Chief Minister handed over cheques of Rs 25 lakhs as ex gratia to the next of kin of the deceased.
Ms Mufti also handed over cheques of Rs 3 lakhs each for meeting the educational expenses of the two daughters of the family who too were injured in shelling incident.
She also announced bearing of all expenses coming on the treatment of these two surviving family members. She also assured that the brother of the deceased breadwinner of the family would be given job by the Government to sustain the family.
The Chief Minister also announced construction of 15 community bunkers in Balakote area besides stationing of one bunker vehicle for the help of the local people.
Besides, she also announced strengthening of health facilities including a trauma hospital, road connectivity and other facilities in the area.