Tribal regionís woes
In the heart of South Waziristan in Mehsud area, Kaniguram is densely populated town of FATA. But ongoing military operations in the area have deserted the beautiful scenic town of Kaniguram. More than 100,000 IDPs of Kaniguram are holding iron keys to open their locked door. But it is unfortunate for those who do not have any knowledge about the conditions of their homes. The received pictures of the area depict the destroyed homes where silence is reigning now.
Destruction is easier than construction. Therefore, it was easy to bomb a house during operation without considering rebuilding expenses as a brick cost 20-25 rupees in the region. Keeping in view the above discussion, the government should increase the assistance cost of rehabilitation from 25000 to 200,000 minimum, and provide facilities of life to IDPs in displaced areas and in their hometowns after their return. The preservation of culture, language and identity of the people of Kaniguram will only be possible, if they are allowed to go back to their hometown while providing them with all living facilities. Accordingly, this historic and scenic area will become a hub of tourist activities.