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Pakistan to start repatriation of IDPs next month
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 1/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
Pakistan to start repatriation of IDPs next month

Islamabad : Pakistan Army Chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, Sunday said that repatriation of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) as the result of a major military offensive in North Waziristan tribal area will begin next month.

The military launched the long awaited operation in June 2014 after peace talks with the Taliban faced a deadlock.

Nearly 90 percent areas have been cleared of the Pakistani Taliban and foreign militants, Xinhua reported citing security officials as saying.

The security forces have also strengthened their control over the region which had been under the control of several Taliban groups and their foreign hosts.

The government said that around 1 million people had left homes as a result of the operation, majority of whom now live in Bannu district near North Waziristan. Many have also moved to other cities and even across the border into Afghanistan.

The army chief told a high level meeting in Peshawar that a phased return of the displaced persons will start next month.

"The chief of the army staff assured the forum that army will join hands with government and tribal areas administration to expedite the return of displaced persons as per already prepared plan in phases, beginning next month, and ensure a comprehensive resettlement," an army statement said.

The army chief reviewed progress of the military operation and said with the "unflinching resolve and courage, our proud tribesmen and people of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province stood up to atrocities of the terrorists, pushed them back and marginalized them in the society".

Gen. Raheel also discussed an anti-terrorism plan that will be implemented after debate in the parliament. The parliament will begin discussion on the "National Action Plan" to effectively deal with terrorism that includes establishment of army-led special courts for the speedy trial of "hardcore terrorists".

He assured the forum of army''s full support for judicious and speedy implementation of the anti-terror plan to eliminate not only the terrorists but also their abettors, facilitators and sympathizers from entire province and the tribal regions.


Pakistan to start repatriation of IDPs next month


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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