ISLAMABAD - The next phase of return of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) of Kurram and North Waziristan Agencies to their homes will begin from today.

This follows the ongoing return of TDPs to South Waziristan Agency in which more than 37,000 families have so far reached their homes and where the process would conclude by the end of this month.

For Kurrum and North Wazirisitan Agencies, official sources said, a centre has been established at New Durrani Camp in Sadda for all the registered TDPs of Kurram Agency.   

Over 50,000 TDP families will be rehabilitated to their native areas during this phase expected to be completed in May.

Each family will be provided Rs 10,000 for transportation and Rs 20,000 for other household expenses and six-month ration.

Nearly, one million people in FATA were evacuated and shifted to safer places ahead of Pakistan decisive military operation Zarb-e-Azb launched in 2014 against terrorists and their hideouts in important regions with North Waziristan as the epicentre of world’s terrorism used by Al-Qaeda as its operational headquarters.

As result of Zarb-e-Azb, writ of the government has been restored and peace has returned in those areas where operation was carried out including Khyber Agency and North Waziristan and other important areas.

TDPs have already returned to their homes and living peaceful life, while the TDPs return to homes in South Waziristan, North Wazirsitan and Kurrum is expected to be completed before the commencement of the holy month of Ramazan.