BANNU- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan today visited the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of violence-hit North Waziristan Agency taking refuge here and assured them that they will not be left alone in their time of trial.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pervez Khattak accompanied the PTI Chairman on his visit to the IDPs camps. Commissioner Bannu, while briefing Imran Khan on the occasion, said that there is a shortage of doctors and medicines in the camps. He also said that the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are not getting access to the camps and civil administration is not cooperating. Talking to media, Imran Khan expressed his concerns on the situation of the camps and instructed CM KP to contact military officials directly. Chairman PTI also distributed relief goods amongst the IDPs.
Imran Khan said he had never known that a military operation would be undertaken and added that he was well aware of the hardships being faced by the IDPs. “The government did not take us onboard prior to going ahead with the plan to launch an operation (in NWA),” he reiterated his complaint. He said leaving their abodes was not an easy task for the NWA affectees and that so far 700,000 IDPs have migrated from the war-torn region. Imran Khan said he had never imagined such a massive exodus would be witnessed in NWA.