Altaf Bukhari grieved over Chattabal fire incident

Srinagar, Oct 26 2018

Senior PDP leader and former finance minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has expressed deep shock and grief over the tragic fire incident in which over half a dozen residential houses were gutted in Chattabal area in Srinagar city.

Bukhari expressed sympathy with the fire affected families and urged the governor administration to provide immediate help and financial support to all those affected by devastating blaze.

The former finance minister also urged the district administration to ensure distribution of adequate ex-gratia compensation to the victims of this tragedy till a formal damage assessment is made by the revenue officials.

Expressing deep anguish over the apparent cause of fire incident, Bukhari appealed inhabitants of the locality to safeguard their lives and property by taking precautionary measures to avert such incidents in future.

“We should take precautions and prevent short circuits in our homes, shops and business establishments because most often these short circuits have proven disastrous in terms of life and property,” he said.