PESHAWAR - The federal government cannot give time frame at the moment to end military operation launched against militants in North Waziristan Agency. Federal Minister for SAFRON Abdul Qadir Baloch said this while addressing a press conference here on Friday. However, he said it would end soon after achieving the set targets. "No doubt the IDPs will be facing difficulties at camps but the government will ensure provision of all sort of basic facilities to them," he added.
He said that people were fed up with militancy and it was a must to take action and eliminate militants. "The whole nation is backing the operation," he said, urging the media to highlight problems being faced by the displaced persons aimed to overcome their difficulties.
Qadir said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had been taken into confidence regarding military operation in NWA. He said that Rs12,000 are given to each displaced family, of which Rs7,000 for daily expenditures and Rs5,000 for buying utensils.
He said that Commissioner Bannu had been appointed as a focal person while Brigadier Mukhtia and senior officials of FDMA would assist him. "These officials will meet twice in a day to discuss IDPs problems," he added.
He said that doctors, water, food and cold drinks were being provided to them at 10 registration points.
Meanwhile, in line with the directives of the Governor Khyber Pukhtunkhwa to facilitate the IDPs to every possible extent, the FDMA has dispatched around 1,000 food packages to tribal areas and FRs for the families displaced in the wake of military operation in the North Waziristan Agency on Sunday last. It is also in the process of arranging food stamp card of Rs7,000/per month per family.