Staff Reporter Peshawar
Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Thursday released first tranche of Rs.115.2 million in head of provision of monthly ration to internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan and Khyber districts.
The distribution of the amount among the registered and verified affecteees through their SIM cards begin within the next two or three days.
While releasing the first tranche, the Director General (DG) PDMA, Sharif Hussain said that 15000 affected families of North Waziristan and 1100 families of Khyber were being provided food packages by the World Food Programme (WFP that is now become impossible due to shortage of funds and some other unavoidable reasons.
In such situation, he said PDMA and Relief Department proposed that these homeless and helpless could not be left under the open sky and instead of ration they should be provided monthly based assistance in cash.
He said that Chief Minister, Provincial Minister for Relief and whole cabinet agreed with the proposal and while approving the proposal decided payment of assistance in shape of cash amount and for the purpose, the government has released first tranche of the amount.