Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Abdul Qadir Baloch, urged the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government to utilise Rs26 billion for helping the internally displaced persons (IDPs), Radio Pakistan reported.
In an interview, he said the K-P government was getting an extra amount from other provinces after the National Finance Commission (NFC) award.
He said that the federal government is utilising all available resources to provide IDPs with the required facilities.
In response to a question, he said that the government would provide clothes to the IDPs so that they could celebrate Eidul Fitr in a proper manner.
Baloch urged political parties - particularly Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf - to avoid giving irresponsible statements regarding the issue of IDPs.
Moreover, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) distributed relief assistance among IDPs in Bannu.
Relief assistance worth Rs400 million consisting of non-food items was distributed among 800 families via a phase-wise programme in Bannu, according to Radio Pakistan’s correspondent Aftab Sherazi.
The Punjab chapter provided food assistance among 700 families, he said adding that the Turkish Red Crescent Society provided relief assistance to 500 families.
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