KHYBER AGENCY The provision of food items and ration to Khyber Agencys Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) stationed in a camp have been stopped. The IDPs complained that the supply of foodstuff to them had been suspended for the last few months, which had multiplied their miseries. According to UNHCR information, over 450 families from different areas of Bara have evacuated their native towns due to militancy and ongoing military operation and have taken refuge in Jalozai refugee camp. These displaced tribesmen blamed that for the last three months food commodities and ration from government had been suspended to them, which caused serious problems for them. An IDP of Bara Mula khel while expressing his views said that they were lacking live hood sources and suspension of foodstuffs to them was not a wise decision. It left no other choice for them but to sell valuables of their house and buy food items for their families, he regretted. The displaced tribesmen were starving and were forced to pick raw fruits from near by orchards, Adam khan lamented. When the Afghan Commessnorate for IDPs coordinator Haji Rohani was contacted on the issue, he replied that provision of foodstuffs to IDPs had been halted but instead of food package cash payments were made to IDPs to buy foodstuff on their own choices, he added. But the Bara IDPs rejected the claim of the coordinator and said that a single penny had not been paid to them while a few families confirmed issuing of receipts to them that would be necessary for receiving cash payment in future. The IDPs of Bara said that if the forces operation was halted and curfew was lifted they would not stay for a single day in IDPs camp and would shift to their village in Bara. They said thay had not been living in camp with their own wills but security reasons had compelled them to move to safer places, they added. It has also been learned that the IDPs have set up a protest camp in Jalozai camp in favor of their demands. Iqbal Afridi of Tehreek-e Insaf said that his party workers would not the IDPs in the time of need and said that Rs.250 per family per day have been provided to them. It is pertinent to mention here that military operation is in progress for the last two years forced the dwellers of Bara to shift to safer places.