IDPs Number Rises To 281,878 With Majority Are Children

North Waziristan operation displaced 3 lac peopleISLAMABAD – To facilitate about 3,00,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Waziristan, official authorities have got some pace after continuous cautions from the authority. 

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif had stressed people from all walks of life to come forward to ease the worried people leaving their homes behind due to ‘Zarb e Azb”.

Fata Disaster Management Authority says about 2,000 tents have been installed at the IDPs camp at Bannu but most of the families have preferred living with their relatives in the settled areas of Bannu, Tank, Lakki and DI Khan.

Senior Minister Siraj ul Haq, who had appealed both the forces and militants to try peace as the option, said that the provincial government had released Rs. 350 million to help the IDPs.

Moreover, to provide healthcare to the displaced population, mobile health units and five ambulances have been put on red alert.

So far, around 64,000 children have been vaccinated against polio for the first time. The IDPs are being registered at 20 registration desks right now.

Each registered family will get a financial assistance of Rs. 12,000.

According to state media, total number IDPs has risen up to 281,878. Of them, 87,908 are women and 118,758 are children.

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Graduate in Media Sciences, Afrah Kamran is PakistanTribe's Correspondent in the United States. She writes on current affairs and latest happenings across U.S., especially from New York and Washington. She was part of PakistanTribe's editorial desk before leaving for United States.

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