PESHAWAR - The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) having separate addresses on their identity cards are facing problems in registration process, as around 15,000 persons have been denied registration. The non-registered displaced persons have been deprived of edibles, cash assistance and other facilities.

The displaced families living in Sokra area have also complained about prolonged power outages, as their transformer has not been working for the last 17 days and demanded of the WAPDA high-ups to install 200KV transformer. Furthermore, the excessive loadshedding has also caused shortage of water and the IDPs are compelled to fetch clean drinking water from the far-off areas to run their routine activities. Around 3,000 persons are living in Sokry Jowar area of Bannu where they have no facilities of life.

Meanwhile, Chief Executive Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar Prof Dr. Muzaffar-ud-Din Saddique dispatched a team of specialists, medical officers, trainee medical officers and nurses. Furthermore, medicines of more than Rs1.5 million were also sent for the affected families of North Waziristan Agency. The displaced persons are suffering from multiple diseases due to lack of clean drinking water in their camps.

So far 77,871 displaced families having 8,95,423 persons have been registered at various camps of district Bannu. Pakistan army has distributed ration worth 30 million rupees while total of 45,000 packages have been distributed.

From United Arab Emirates 20,000 food packages have been distributed among IDPs while 33,000 affected families received Zong cards through which they also received money.

Police also arrested a man impersonating himself a cop and was cheating the IDPs. The impersonator was taking Re500 from displaced people for speedy provision of ration to them. The impersonator was in police uniform and his name was Zainullah son of Naqibullah, resident of Gorywalla.

REGISTRATION OF 895,423 IDPS COMPLETED

INP adds from Bannu: Registration process of around 0.9 million displaced persons from North Waziristan has been completed. According to sources, more than 5,000 families have been registered at IDPs’ camp at Government Commerce College in Peshawar’s Hayatabad area. The camp established on July 7 so far has registered 29,516 persons. The process would continue till July 14.

On the other hand, 895,423 persons have been registered at IDPs’ camp in Bannu district. Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) has registered 73,871 families and Rs 350.82 million cash aid has been distributed among 29,857 families. Those who have fled North Waziristan include 232,438 women and 385,214 children.

Meanwhile, Pak Army has established 45 mobile teams to carry out polio and other immunisation campaigns in the camps. In addition, free health facilities are being provided for IDPs at three major hospitals in Bannu.

Three centres have been established to distribute aid among more than 80,000 affected people in Dera Ismail Khan. Third phase of food distribution to more than 3,000 families has begun. The district administration is also distributing non-food items, including crockery, water coolers, mattresses and other goods.