A year on, Pakistan massacre survivors say waiting for aid, justice




 
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December 16th, 2015  
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Topic: A year on, Pakistan massacre survivors say waiting for aid, justice


By Asad Hashim PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Families of children killed or wounded in Pakistan's worst militant attack accuse the local government of breaking its promises of medical treatment and justice, a year after Taliban gunmen massacred 134 students in a Peshawar school. The government promised it would help with medical expenses above an initial Rs400,000 ($3,800) grant, but only 22 of approximately 60 families who applied have received any funds, said Akbar Khan, who represents 124 families of those wounded. "There are many children who were disfigured, or crippled, who need continuous long-term treatment.




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