Affected TDP families returning after 8-year
HANGU—The Aurakzai agency has been cleared of the terrorists as the process of return of the affected families of the TDPs has begun after eight years. The TDPs were seen jubilant and excited over return to their native areas after being displaced from their native towns for eight years.
Briefing media here at Shahu Checking Point, Brigadier Imran Sherazi and Political Agent Aurakzai agency Muhammad Zubair Khjan said that the TDPs have been allowed to go to their areas after getting security clearance of Upper Aurakzai agency.
The Political Agent said peace has been restored in the agency after numerous sacrifices by the army officers and Jawans adding that on the special directives of COAS General Raheel Sharif, the repatriation process of the TDPs has been initiated in a dignified and respected manner.
As many as 2800 affected families comprising around 200,000 in- dividuals would be provided all the due facilities and help for their rehabilitation with the support of the FDMA. The affectees of Aurakzai agency would be provided the same relief package as available to other tribesmen. On this occasion 22 affected families were repatriated to their native areas in the agency.
Parachinar: The repatriation process of the Temporary Displace Persons (TDPs) from new Durrani Camp Kurram Agency has been completed as 10274 affected families have returned to their native areas while return of the TDPs residing outside the camp was underway, said Political Agent Ikramullah Khan.
Talking to local media men here the Political Agent informed that New Durrani Camp was setup in 2011 wherein over ten thousands affected families of central Kurram Agency were accommodated. The return process has been started after establishment of peace in the central Kurram.
The new Durrani Camp has now been winded up after the repatriation process completed, he said adding that special attention was being paid to the uplift of the areas where TDPs were being resettled in their areas.
khyber agency: The security forces and local administration conducted crackdown against the public call offices (PCOs) and shops dealing in Afghan SIMs in Landikotal bazaar, however, no Afghan SIM were recovered, officials said on Saturday
Political tehsildar Landikotal, Zahid Younis told INP that following the directives of high ups a team was constituted and conducted raids on shops and PCOs in Landikotal and Torkham bazaars. He said business offices and shops owned by Afghan citizens were closed down in Bara. Adding that Afghan citizens running different shops and hotels in Landikotal and Torkham bazaars would be expelled and their shops would be locked. However, he said they yet to serve written notices to vacate their shops and leave for Afghanistan. The official said as per the national action plan they had to take steps to help ensure peace at any cost.
When asked a vendor, Ghuncha Gul, 45, of Debala Shinwaro area in eastern Afghanistan, said that he was shifted to Landikotal when he was two-year-old and residing with his family in Gagra area, near to Landikotal bazaar. He said how they could be survived after moving back to their country as there was no life facilities and peace in his village.
He said though he would something in Afghanistan to earn bread for his family but his two sons and a daughter would be deprived of quality education they were seeking in Pakistan. When asked about the Afghan national card being issued to Afghan citizens Ghuncha Gul said he not applied for it as he love Pakistan and consider it his own country.
HYDERABAD: Residents of Umar Khan Goth during a sit-in protesting against police atrocities outside Shehbaz building.