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Supreme Court announces verdict for victims of Tarbela dam after 60 years

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Supreme Court verdicts victims of Tarbella Dam after 60 years.

The Court has rejected WAPDA’s plea against the claims by victims of the dam and retained the High Court’s verdict regarding compensation and providing alternate lands to the victims.

During the hearing, Justice Umar Ata Bandial also had a conversation with WAPDA’s lawyer. The court asked WAPDA’s lawyers how much land would be required for 206 victims to which the lawyer told the court that 5000 acres of land is needed to compensate victims.

The court further stated that WAPDA should find a way to compensate the victims of the Tarbella Dam, adding that the amount of 107,000 for the 12 acres of land equals no compensation.

WAPDA’s lawyer stated that the cases of the victims could be reviewed in the light of the decision by High Court. It should be noted that a three-member bench headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial delivered the verdict.

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