SWA TDPs’ final phase repatriation starts


The final phase of repatriation of displaced persons from South Waziristan started.
Talking to VOA, Assistant Political Agent of South Waziristan Muhammad Shoaib said, ‘We ensured repatriation of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) from South Waziristan in different phases since 2010. In these phases, more than 108,000 families have returned to their homes.’
He said that final phase of repatriation has begin from Tuesday, adding that efforts are being made to ensure return of all the remaining TDPs in South Waziristan. Responding to a question, Muhammad Shoaib, said, ‘According to our estimate, more than one thousands families will be rehabilitated in final phase. We have also issued list with the names and addresses of the TDPs, who will return in final phase, which will complete by April 8.’
Responding to a question, he said, ‘Khargai area of Tank will be the point from where all displaced persons will be registered before return to South Waziristan.’
Regarding facilities, Shoaib commented, ‘The government will provide ten thousands rupees for transport facility while thirty thousand rupees on account of Watan Card to each family. Moreover, the government will provide free ration for first six months after their return.’—APP

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