Kazakh PM signs decree to establish commission on Zhanaozen
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 19 / Trend E. Kosolapova /
Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov signed a decree to establish a governmental commission on Zhanaozen on Dec. 18, the PM's press office said on Monday.
According to the Decree, the Commission should determine the amount of damage and to take swift action for solving social and economic, humanitarian and other problems that occurred as a result of riots in the city of Zhanaozen.
A day earlier Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev ordered to establish a special commission to investigate the incident in the city of Zhanaozen.
The document approved members of the commission, which included the heads of central and local executive authorities, as well as national companies. Deputy Prime Minister Umirzak Shukeyev was appointed the head of the commission.
Mass riots occurred in the Kazakh oil city of Zhanaozen, Mangistau region on Friday. As a result of riots 14 people were killed and about 90 people were injured.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev issued a decree to announce the state of emergency in the city of Zhanaozen on Saturday.