Grant for conducting DNA tests of bus fire victims

January 19, 2015 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has approved  Rs 1.5 million grant for conducting DNA tests of the passengers roasted alive in link road bus accident.

Earlier the coordinator of the CM Senator Taj Haider requested to the CM to provide fund for the DNA of the deceased passengers and their families who are passing through a very difficult phase for identification of their dear and ones lost in the incident.

. The PPP Senator stated that the process of the DNA in National Forensic Science Agency, Islamabad is lengthy and takes around 45 days to complete.

Taj Haider said that the families of most of the deceased can not wait to stay in Karachi for sampling. “The KRL Laboratory established by Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan is most modern and can give the DNA test report in 5 to 10 days,” he suggested.

Senator said the charges of KRL are Rs.10, 000 per sample and the authority of the KRL promised to give special concession in this case.

The Coordinator to Chief Minister pointed out that a NFSA team expected to land in Karachi on Tuesday to collect samples and deliver the report within 48 hours to Police department which can send the samples to Islamabad. This procedure will take 45 days and affected families can not wait so long.

Taj Haider said that the funds required for KRL come to Rs.1.5 m (2 samples in each case i.e. deceased and relative). He requested to the Chief Minister to provide funds for the DNA in KRL for the effected families which the chief minister approved.

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