SHABQADAR: At least 12 displaced families arrived in Mohmand Agency after seven years. All the families belonged to the Khadi Khel tribes and were welcomed by the political administration.
A function was held at the hujra of Malik Rawesh Khadi Khel, Khawazai in Baizai subdivision on Tuesday. The event was attended by officials from the political administration, Frontier Corps and elders.
On the occasion, Baizai Assistant Political Agent Abdullah Shah said the political administration has achieved an important milestone by restoring peace in the region.
He added, “It is for the first time that 12 displaced families have returned back home and they would be able to start a new life.”
He announced families from Jarobi Pass will be repatriated in the next phase. He urged the displaced families to play their role in maintaining peace and development of the area.
Shah maintained, “The displaced people should keep a vigil on anti-state elements in their area and render support to the political administration in case of any suspicious activity.”
Local elders, Malik Zareef Khan and Malik Sultan Khan, expressed their satisfaction over the repatriation process. They said it was a historic moment and the houses damaged in the military operation will be reconstructed.
Earlier, displaced families were taken from Peshawar to Mohmand Agency and were greeted by the officials of the political administration and local elders at Khapakh Pass.