Govt taking steps to return all TDPs their homes

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 (APP): Federal Government is taking various steps for the return of all Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) of North Waziristan and South Waziristan Agencies by the end of this year.

Talking to APP Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Lt. Gen (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch here Monday said that Federal Government was providing the amount to all the effected persons for house construction and other necessaries items.

To a question he said that “Rs 100 billion have been allocated for TDPs,out of Rs 30 billion were spent on their developmental projects including electricity, water supply and rehabilitation in North Waziristan Agency (NWA),”.

The minister said there was massive decrease in terrorism activities in the country due to operation Zarb-e-Azb.

The main aim of the operation was to restore peace and then early return of TDPs their homes.

He said the government had maintained its writ in South and
North Waziristan and Pakistan army had eliminated terrorism from Waziristan as all the things were under control there.