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Bara TDPs demand quick repatriation

Bara TDPs demand quick repatriation
April 12, 2018

BARA: The displaced persons of Tirah Valley Khyber Agency have urged the government to arrange their return immediately.

A group of men hailing from Tirah valley addressed their grievances in a press briefing that was held in Bara Press club which was headed by Amir Jumaat Islami Khyber Agency Shah Faisal Afridi.

The displaced persons said that according to the ISPR, they had cleared areas till Rajgar however there return hasn’t been made possible as yet.

“Other displaced persons from tribal areas have been repatriated to their native areas about two years earlier whereas they are only been given false hopes”, lamented the outraged men, adding that they also demanded arrangement for repatriation and rehabilitation.

The displaced elders of the areas reported that around 5000 families hailing from Zakhakhel, Kokikhel, Kamarkhel, Qambarkhel, Akakhel areas have not returned as yet and they are forced to live under miserable conditions in neighbors houses.

Pointing fingers at the local MNA, Shah Faisal Afridi said that our local MNA is paying no heed at this serious issue and he is tight lipped over the matter.

Over 170,000 tribal people hailing from Bara and Tirah Valley were displaced following Pakistan military operation Khyber-1 since 2014. However a large number of them were safely repatriated after the areas were cleared.

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