ISLAMABAD: Five trucks carrying relief goods and three health units were dispatched by Bahria Town on Saturday to help the internally displaced persons (IDP) of North Waziristan Agency (NWA). Trucks carrying essential food items and other basic necessities left for IDP camps set up in Bannu from Tarnol, Islamabad. The relief items include wheat, ghee, rice, tea, sugar and medicines, among others. Since operation Zarb-e-Azb started in the agency, an estimated 0.8million people have moved to IDP camps and other areas and are in dire need of assistance in shape of food, clothing and medicines. Chairman Bahria Town Malik Riaz has pledged to further help the IDPs in their time of need. The health units that have been sent to the area include a team of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff that will provide quality health care services to the IDPs.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2014.
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