Dignified return of displaced persons top priority: Jhagra
PESHAWAR —Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that dignified return of dislocated tribal families to their native places was the top priority of the government.
The people of FATA had rendered great sacrifices for peace of entire region and sovereignty and integrity of the country. He was chairing a high-level meeting of FATA Disaster Manage- ment Authority (FDMA) to review the repatriation process of TDPs in FATA here at Governor house in Peshawar on Friday.
Besides Principal Secretary to Governor, Sikandar Qayyum, DG FDMA, Fayyaz Ali Shah and other relevant officials also attended the meeting. A detailed briefing was also given to the Governor from DG FDMA. The meeting reviewed the repatriation process of TDPs and discussed the prevailing situation in FATA. During the briefing, the Governor was told that the return process of TDPs has already been started and was going on successfully.
The Governor directed the relevant officials to use all available resources for their assistance, rehabilitation and expeditious resettlement, adding that no compromise will be tolerated in this regard. Addressing the meeting, the Governor said that dignified return and rehabilitation of temporarily displaced people (TDPs) was the top priority of the government and steps had been taken to ensure reconstruction and development of the region.
The Governor said that time has come to take concrete measures for the wellbeing of tribal people and to redress their grievances on priority. He said the government knew problems of tribesmen and efforts were being made to develop the entire region to link FATA people to the mainstream.
He said that tribesmen and our security forces had rendered the great sacrifices to ensure peace and stability in the area and their sacrifices in the war against terrorism are highly valuable and well acknowledged and will always be remembered with appreciation.