PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Barrister Masood Kausar has constituted an investigation commission to assess shortcomings and alleged mismanagement at the Jalozezai Camp in district Nowshera where IDPs from Khyber Agency were houses as a makeshift arrangement.

Talking to tribal elders during his visit to the camp, the Governor said that this indeed is their temporary stay because of the unpleasant situation in their respective areas and it is utmost effort of the government to normalize  the situation and ensure their early repatriation at the earliest.

Director General of the FATA Disaster Management Authority, Asghar Ali, and other respective senior officials were also present on this occasion.   

Responding to various points of the elders, the Governor directed the relevant authorities to re-evaluate the arrangements and take measures at the earliest. Though, he added, this is a makeshift arrangement, yet it must be presentable from qualitative point of view too.

While noting that well planned plantation is already in progress, the Governor further desired to expedite the process.

He also took note of the lack of proper arrangements of streetlights at the camp and pointed out that the authorities must ensure efficient security at the camp. Similar is the case in respect of provision of clean drinking water and sanitation arrangements at the camp and said that those are also must for ensuring efficient hygienic and healthcare facilities at the camp.  The Governor delivered food packages of 75-kg each; comprising rice, pulses and edible oil to the IDPs on this occasion.

Meanwhile, tribal elders representing the tribes at the camp including Haji Gulbat Khan, Haji Raees Khan, Haji Ibrahim Khan and Haji Iqbal Afridi apprised the Governor about the difficulties, which they have been facing at the camp and also suggested measures for easing the life at the camp. They also lodged complaints about the quality of food packages.