Tag: Idps

Relief centres established for FATA IDPs

In an emergency meeting chaired by Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Administrator Brigadier Aslam Rana, two relief centres were established on Saturday to help internally...

IDPs refuse to move because of Taliban threat in South Waziristan

Even though every effort has been made by the authorities to initiate the third phase of repatriation of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) to Mehsud...

IDPs from Kurram Agency prefer private lodging

In the wake of the ongoing military action against militants in various parts of Central Kurram Agency, the displacement of people towards relatively settled...

More and more IDPs as fight for Kurram moves on

As a result of the military action against militants, situation in various areas of Central Kurram further has worsened and a large number of...

426 IDPs families return homes in Mohmand Agency: ISPR

At least 426 IDPs families have returned to their homes in recently cleared areas (Bar Chamarkand and Alif Gar) of Mohmand Agency by Security...

Second phase of Mehsud IDPs repatriation from 30th

PESHAWAR - Elders of the Meshud tribe have agreed to restart the repatriation process to South Waziristan, suspended for nearly six months, from April 30 after security assurances given by the Pakistan Army.
However, the displaced Meshuds are still reluctant to return to South Waziristan in the prevailing circumstances and want to wait and see until the revival of routine life in their native areas, some tribesmen told Pakistan Today.
The killing of a young Mehsud tribesman

IDPs start returning to Mohmand, Bajaur

PESHAWAR - After living in makeshift tents and rented houses for months, some 24 families have returned to the comparatively safer parts of the troubled Mohmand and Bajaur agencies, where thousands are still taking shelter in the camps established for the internally displaced persons (IDPs). The government has offered free transportation facilities, food for few months and voluntary registration for those who have been living outside the government-run camps. "They will be provided

Most IDPs refuse to return from Jalozai Benazir Camp

PESHAWAR - Government's plan to repatriate the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from Jalozai area into Mohmand and Bajaur Agencies failed on Monday when none of the families showed interest to be repatriated. The FATA Development Management Authority had announced IDPs' repatriation to both Mohmand and Bajaur Agencies from Monday and, in this respect, the government provided those IDPs with buses and trucks who intended to be repatriated. However, almost all the dwellers from both

Gilani announces Rs 1.7b for Kurram Agency IDPs

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister (PM) Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani announced Rs 1.7 billion on Tuesday for the rehabilitation of around 32,000 internally displaced people (IDP) of Kurram Agency (KA) who had to leave their homes because of sectarian riots and militancy. He told members of a grand jirga from KA in a meeting at Prime Minister's House that Rs 1 billion would be provided to the IDP from the current budget and Rs 700 million from the next.
He appreciated the efforts of Federally

Tent villages in remote areas multiplying IDPs’ miseries

PESHAWAR - Thousands of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from border and troubled regions of Mohmand Agency were facing numerous hardships in the tent villages established in remote areas within the tribal territory. Owing to the latest terrorist attacks and clashes between the security forces and militants, tribesmen from Khawezai, Dawezai, Saagi and Sooran were abandoning their homes and making efforts to get shelter in safe areas.
Unlike past, the political administration

Taliban warn they will ‘decide fate of 23 abducted IDPs’

PESHAWAR - The Taliban warned on Monday to decide the fate of 23 abducted Mehsud tribesmen, who were kidnapped around two weeks ago from Razmak, North Waziristan, for greeting Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Azam Tariq told reporters over telephone that the internally-displaced Mehsud tribesmen were in TTP's custody. The tribesmen had moved to North Waziristan from South Waziristan after the military launched an offensive in

IDPs without amenities as harsh winter approaches

ISLAMABAD: With the onset of winter, the fate of around 0.8 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) hangs in balance, who are still without warm clothes, blankets and other necessities of life.
Despite the fact that the weather is turning colder everyday, no efforts are being made to equip the IDPS to help them cope with coming harsh winter days. According to an official of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), around 818,065 people are still living at flood relief