PESHAWAR - Members of the Tehreek-i-Haqooq-e-Bara has demanded of the government to announce a special compensation package and provision of soft loans to traders affected during the ongoing military operation in Khyber Agency.

The demand was made by the Chairman of the Movement for Bara Affectees and Jamaat-e-Islami Deputy General Secretary FATA, Shah Faisal Afridi, while addressing a news conference at the Press Club here on Monday.

He said that for the last six years business activities were badly affected in the wake of the prolonged military operation in Bara. The tribal traders’ community, he said, has incurred huge financial losses under present circumstances. He demanded of the government to immediately open Bara bazaar to revive the business activities.

Flanked by JI ameer tehsil Bara, Khyber Agency, Sultan Akbar Afridi, Khan Wali Afridi, Mohammad Farooq Afridi, and Mohammad Irshad Afridi, the JI leader said the IDPs of Bara are facing enormous difficulties to get rented houses due to adequate arrangements for their shelter facility in the settled area.

The movement chairman claimed the government and relevant authorities didn’t take steps to mitigate sufferings of fresh IDPs from Bara.

The JI leaders demanded of the government to immediately make arrangements for voluntarily return of these IDPs and take steps for their rehabilitation in their respective tribal areas.