Centre ₹5.5 lakh package for PaK families who settled outside JK after Partition

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a one-time payment of ₹5.5 lakh as a resettlement package for the 5,300 displaced families who had come from Pakistan-adminestered Kashmir and initially settled outside Jammu and Kashmir but later relocated to the State.

A “historical wrong” has been corrected by the government, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said while briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting.

In 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the resettlement package for those PaK families who had settled in Jammu and Kashmir after partition on separate occasions.

The families which had come from PaK but had settled outside Jammu and Kashmir were left out of the package, Javadekar said. These families had later resettled in Jammu and Kashmir.

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