Islamabad- Federal and provincial governments have expedited efforts to cater to the needs of Internally Displaced Persons of North Waziristan, the state media reported today.

In a statement, Fata Disaster Management Authority clarified that the Prime Minister has directed all the departments to make every effort to facilitate the IDPs.

FDMA says about 2,000 tents have been installed at the IDPs camp at Bannu but most of the families have preferred living with their relatives in the settled areas of Bannu, Tank, Lakki and DI Khan.

Moreover, to provide healthcare to the displaced population, mobile health units and five ambulances have been put on red alert.

So far, around 64,000 children have been vaccinated against polio for the first time.

IDPs registration process has also been expedited with 20 registration desks.

A financial assistance of Rs 12,000 is being to each registered family.

On the directives of Prime Minister, Minister for SAFRON, Governor KPK and FDMA have arranged payment of monthly food assistance of 7,000 rupees to each dislocated family.

The number of displaced people has risen to 281,878. Of them, 87,908 are women and 118,758 are children.

ISPR sources say all possible facilities are being provided to the IDPs.