Bannu- Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from North Waziristan Agency today protested against mismanagement in food distribution.
The protesters pelted stones at food point and blocked Kohat-Bannu road, demanding establishment of more such points for early delivery of food. The security personnel opened aerial firing to control the protesters. The people in the area also faced difficulties owing to the blockade of Bannu-Kohat road. On the other hand, the ISPR has reported that Army Engineers Division has been tasked to assist the civil administration at Bannu and DI Khan for better management of IDPs. Troops of the Engineers Division have already reached Bannu.
Four relief goods delivery points have been established by Engineers Division at Bannu, where food items, medical care and cash amount as announced by Federal Government will be distributed by the concerned civil agency among IDPs of North Waziristan. A field medical hospital by Army medical corps is also being established at Bannu to provide medical relief.