Forced out: JUI-F Khyber chapter demands aid for Tirah’s displaced

Vice Amir asks for setting up new camps for those affected by the conflict.

Our Correspondent March 20, 2013
Two month long war in the valley had displaced 150,000 tribesmen from their homes.

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Agency chapter of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has demanded immediate relief for the people of Tirah valley who have been displaced following clashes in the area.

Addressing a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Wednesday, Senior Vice Amir, JUI-F Khyber Agency chapter, Haji Shamsuddin Afridi said the war which has been raging in the valley for the past two months has displaced around 150,000 tribesmen from their homes.

The fighting has cost the locals billions of rupees and forced them to take refuge in Orakzai Agency. However, the government does not play its due role in minimising woes of tribesmen, Afridi said.

The leader also criticised the political authority of Khyber Agency for not taking interest in solving the issues of the displaced.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 21st, 2013.


babar | 8 years ago | Reply

Fazlur Rehman and Sami ul Haq should pay for these displaced people. After all, they are the creators and supporters of Taliban.

san | 8 years ago | Reply

The internally displaced people of FATA brought this on their own. Why in first place they accepted talibans and other extremist groups and gave shelter to these barbarians. JIF acts as political entity of TTP and other extremist groups. They deserve what they are now.

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