0.99 million IDPs registered as process completed

ISLAMABAD: Officials in the capital Friday informed the registration of the Internally displaced persons of North Waziristan has been completed and 90, 750 families consisting of 9, 92, 649 persons have been registered.

Briefing media persons in Islamabad on Friday, Focal Person of Ministry of SAFRON for Internally Displaced Persons, Tariq Khan said that the data collected at the registration points will be verified through NADRA to get the actual number of dislocated persons.

He said 80 percent IDPs have settled at Bannu, 5pc at Dera Ismail Khan, 6pc at Lakki Marwat and 7 percent in other parts of the country.

The Focal Person clarified that about 21, 000 IDPs who could not travel through Miran Shah and Mirali used the 50 kilometer route through Khost district of Afghanistan and entered Pakistan again.

He said that each IDP family is being provided one food basket consisting of 100 kg eatables per month but depending upon the size of the family more than one basket are also given to them.

Tariq Khan said that each IDP family is being given a stipend equal to basic minimum wage of twelve thousand rupees per month besides twenty thousand rupees Ramazan package.

He said the government of Punjab has announced seven thousand rupees stipend for each family while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will give three thousand rupees stipend per month to each family besides five thousand rupees for Ramazan package.