PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that the IDPs of North Waziristan Agency will be hosted in a better manner to revive the Islamic traditions of Ansar-e-Madina. 

He said that besides increasing the number of relief camps, his government in collaboration with centre and Pak Army will accommodated all the IDPs in schools, colleges, hospitals and other public buildings. Similarly, he said that besides providing them all basic facilities, including food and water, they would also be given maximum cash assistance to enable them to cater their needs according to their own wishes. 

He said the support and cooperation of all the political and religious parties of the province has increased the courage and spirit of provincial government in this regard while a positive message of political cohesion has also been disseminated at national and international level that is a matter of pride for all of us.

He was addressing the participants of the All Parties Conference (APC) at the Jirga Hall of CM House Peshawar. 

The APC was fully participated by the presidents, political and parliamentary leaders of all the government and opposition parties of the province who conceded policies and steps of the provincial government for IDPs of NWA and put forward some valuable suggestions.  An 18 points joints declaration was also passed on this occasion that was read out by Provincial Minister Information Shah Farman Khan at end of the conference. 

On this occasion, IGP Nasir Duranni briefed the participants about steps, strategies and achievements in respect of controlling terrorism and crime in the province in light of the candid directives of the Chief Minister while DG PDMA Tahir Orakzai kept them abreast with the crash measures for looking after of IDPs upon which the political and parliamentary leaders expressed satisfaction and tabled certain suggestions while some political leaders also announced relief packages during Ramzan for the IDPs. 

Pervez Khattak in his speech while thanking the support and integrity of political parties in respect of IDPs said that living nations always braved every challenge with such a spirit.

He on recommendations of the participants announced that after streamlining the arrangements for IDPs, peace conference will also be summoned wherein ex-chief ministers and parliamentarians will be also invited besides the political leadership of KP to give us their input for maintaining law and order in the province and arrangements for repatriation of IDPs soon. 

He said the federal government has assured full financial support for the welfare and rehabilitation of the IDPs. He said every possible step are being taken for the welfare of IDPs from North Waziristan Agency. A relief package will also be announced for the areas where the IDPs are staying.  He said the federal government is providing twenty thousand rupees to each IDPs family in addition to twenty thousand rupees as Ramazan Package.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is also giving eight thousand rupees to each IDPs family. This includes five thousand rupees as Ramazan Package and three thousand for transport. The chief minister said that food has been arranged for fifty thousand families of IDPs in Bannu. All children of IDPs have been administered anti-polio drops.

A joint communiqué passed and issued at the conclusion of All Parties Conference said that the operation against terrorists in North Waziristan Agency should be taken to its logical conclusion in the shortest possible time. Provincial Minister for Information Shah Farman read out the communiqué before the newsmen.

The communiqué said that FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have suffered so much due to terrorist activities and they should be declared as hard areas. Sacrifices rendered by the law enforcing agencies in the war against terror have been highly appreciated.  The communiqué said that  transport should be arranged for those trapped inside North Waziristan Agency so that they may be brought into the settled districts.

The minimum financial assistance of 50 thousand rupees should be given to each IDP family. The communiqué demanded that the IDPs should be allowed to enter any part of the country without any hindrance.  The communiqué also asked national and international donor agencies and NGOs to help the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in the welfare of the IDPs. It also asked for reducing the duration of load-shedding in those districts where the IDPs are settled at the moment. The conference was attended by leaders of all major political parties.