ISLAMABAD (PPI) - Member Operations National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Jamil Ahmed has expressed concern over the exaggerated figures of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) being flashed by various organisations and stressed upon the need for verification so that rational and authenticity may be ensured in the statistics. The need for avoiding unnecessary hype and alarm was also emphasised. Chairing the meeting NDMA with local and international Humanitarian agencies, PDMA NWFP and NGOs working in affected areas, he assured the participants that the government is not only fully aware of the situation but also capable to meet any challenge in this regards. The participants share the latest situation of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in FATA, Buner and Swat, especially in the context of their statistics, needs and return strategy. The meeting also appreciated that situation in most of the areas is returning to normalisation and overall situation is under the control of the government. While deliberating upon the IDPs management issues, the participants realised that management of IDPs is primarily the responsibility of respective provincial authorities while NDAMA is responsible to facilitate the management process, plugging of resources, arranging for the shortfalls and over all coordination with the donors and local authorities. In the meeting the ways and means to improve the coordination among UN Humanitarian agencies, NDMA, Provincial and Local Authorities were discussed in detail for evolving a mechanism for working together in an integrated and synergetic fashion. It was agreed that professional, institutional and resource capacity of the PDMA would be strengthened to make it focal point for facing the present challenges of IDPs handling and all future disaster management related functions in the NWFP.