Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) will provide support to rehabilitate the victims of the Savar tragedy and their children. PKSF will collect necessary information to prepare a plan for rehabilitation within two weeks. PKSF chairman Prof. Dr Kazi Khaliquzzaman Ahmed disclosed this at a discussion with the reporters at PKSF bhaban at Agargaon in the city on Monday.Prof. Khaliquzzaman informed that they have a fund of Tk 350 crore in the name of “Disaster Management Fund” from where they will provide the support to the Savar victims.
For this reason PKSF will prepare a mid-term as well as a long-term plan to provide support to the victims to overcome the misery, he added.
He also said they will provide support to educate the victim’s children.
Clarifying the fund utilisation provision he said earlier there was no scope to utilise this fund for humanitarian assistance but now the policy has been changed and thus a scope has been created to provide support for humanitarian tragedy.
He commented that the garment owners had never been convicted for their negligence that caused tragedies in the past. For this reason the garments owners are still running their factories in risky conditions and they are not afraid of administration or whatsoever, he said.
PKSF chairman also demanded trial of the garment owners who are responsible for saver tragedy.
Managing director of PKSF Mohammad Abdul Karim also spoke at the discussion.
-With The Independent input