BANNU-  Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif  said his government would build 2,000 homes for those displaced in the North Waziristan operation.

He said terrorists were trying to cause irreparable damage to Pakistan, adding that there was still time to take measures to improve conditions in the country.

The chief minister made these remarks while addressing those displaced as a result of the military operation under way in North Waziristan at the camp of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Baka Khel.

Accompanied by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Mehtab Abbasi, Shahbaz had arrived at the camp which was located in a vast open field a good half-hour drive from Bannu city to meet with the IDPs and distributed gifts among them.

Addressing the IDPs at the camp, Shahbaz said Operation Zarb-i-Azb was necessary to fight against those who wanted to enforce their own ideologies on the people of Pakistan.

Shahbaz moreover announced that a hospital, a university and Danish schools would be constructed in North Waziristan . He also promised that along with these ventures, he would ensure the construction of 2,000 houses in the tribal region.