While briefing the reporters, KP Governor said that in first phase 40,500 families will go back to South Waziristan, Khyber and North Waziristan agencies.
Under the program, every returning family will receive 25 rupees thousand and government will also pay 10 thousand as their transportation costs.
Corps Commander Lieutenant General Hidayat-ur-Rehman was also present during the briefing.
However, he said the main problem is to manage the returning procedure rather than the provision of resources. He said “after the successful completion of first phase of the return of IDPs the rest of FATA IDPs return procedures will be carried out”.
He said that tribesmen must also make sure that such type of situation could not emerge again”. The Governor said that “tribal people have to be very careful and now they should not let anyone to create be such a bad situation”. He labeled this large numbers of displacement of people of FATA as “a great human tragedy”.
In first phase of the program, 2,500 families will return to Serwakai and Saraogha tehsils of South Waziristan and 20,000 families will return to Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency and 18,000 IDPs will return to Mirali tehsil of North Waziristan Agency. Repatriation process for South Waziristan will begin on Monday, for Khyber on 20 March and North Waziristan families return on 31 March.
Villages and towns of the displaced families will be assessed.
He added that 29 villages of North Waziristan and Khyber agencies will be accessed during the returning process.
NADRA has confirmed the identities of 3 lakh 10 thousand 729 families from FATA.
Since the beginning of Zarb-e-Azab military operations against terrorists 1 thousand 1788 from North Waziristan, whereas 86 thousand 107 families were displaced last year from Khyber, and 66 thousand 978 families were shifted from South Waziristan in 2009 and since then they are anticipating to returning to their homes.
In response to a question, the governor of North Waziristan told that, one hundred twenty-five thousand displaced people had taken refuge in Afghanistan, but most of them have come back to through Kurram agency, administration is facilitating the people returning from Afghanistan.
The infrastructure in the affected areas will be built again; the government in exchange for the damaged houses will pay four million to every family and will pay one hundred and sixty thousand rupees for the repairs of partially affected house.
While responding to the question about the presence of the ISIS in KPK and FATA corps commander said, “We do not need to worry about it because we are already dealing with the Taliban; they are same and operating with different names, which does not matter “.
General Hidayat said “it is the fact that we are facing the threat of terrorism, but we are responding to it as well, IS or Daesh are not posing any threat to Pakistan”.
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