Af­fected TDP fam­i­lies re­turn­ing af­ter 8-year

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

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.

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