Where are North Waziristan IDPs? Bannu camp stands empty


BANNU – The Bannu camp to accommodate Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan stays abandoned despite all facilities as reports from ground zero suggest that families not moving towards the camp.

In an astonishing development amid Zarb-e-Azb ground offensive by Pakistan Armed Forces, the correspondent reports confirmed on Monday that IPD Camp in Bannu still stands empty.

Source in the Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) administration machinery confirmed that a total number of registered IDPs which have had moved from North Waziristan are 61,942. However, no family has yet reported in the camp established in Bannu.

It was also reported that those tribal families who have adopted other routes to flee the North Waziristan agency believed to be comprising of 80,000 to 90,000 people.

The Bannu Camp was established with all facilities including electricity, doctors, lady doctors, water, food and security.

Its pertinent to mention here that PakistanTribe┬áreported on 14 June that tribal families from North Waziristan are taking refuge in Afghanistan‘s neighboring province of Khost where a refugee camp was established and at least 50,000 people have registered themselves there.

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Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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