WEB DESK – As the area have been cleared by the militants, local administration of Kurram Agency initiated repatriation of Mahsud tribe first time since 2010 when a military offensive was launched against outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
According to the the political agent of Kurram Agency, Riaz Mahsud, as many as 55,000 Mahsud tribesmen were displaced during the military operation and until recently 7,500 returned home.
“So far 7,500 people have been sent to their area and the rest would be repatriated over the next couple of weeks,” he said. “We intend to complete the process by April 24,” Riaz maintained while speaking to media.
He said the returnees were being provided free transportation and food for six months, although the area had been cleared of militants. It was because of hectic efforts made by the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) administration that Rs 5 million had been arranged for the purpose, they added.
Displaced people have been holding protests for their repatriation without further delay, but donors and the federal government, despite pledges, have not provided funds to facilitate their return.