The FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) distributed over one billion rupees to people displaced from their homes in North Waziristan due to the ongoing military operation. Around 92,702 families were registered with the authority.
In a notification issued on Wednesday, the disaster management authority said that Rs358 million were manually distributed at Rs12,000 per beneficiary till July 6. In addition to this, Rs689 million were transferred electronically up till Wednesday.
The disaster management authority sent records of 90,039 people to NADRA for verification out of which 52,986 were declared genuinely displaced people. The authority rejected the applications of 37,053 individuals for several reasons.
These included the applications of 11 people whose CNICs had previously been blocked, while 110 failed to submit their original copies. Also, NADRA did not verify the data of 28 people due to fraud cases and rejected the CNICs of 5,074 individuals whose addresses were not in North Waziristan. The notification stated that 5,140 records were rejected for multiple registration, 105 people provided CNIC numbers of Child Registration Card (CRC) holders, 11,227 gave invalid card numbers and other family members of 14,887 individuals had already registered. Lastly, 471 applications were rejected as the CNIC was missing altogether.
The notification highlighted that 11,033 cases sent to NADRA had been redressed while 5,843 were pending.
The FATA Directorate of Education is planning to allow displaced students to continue with their studies by accommodating them elsewhere.
The directorate’s Bannu office met with Fata Education Director Roz Wali Khan in chair.
They decided to put to use all facilities to accommodate students in educational institutions in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, in general, and Bannu district and Lakki Marwat in particular as these were the main host districts.
The officials decided that the education director would approach the principals and headmistresses of schools in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and ask them to allow the registration of displaced students.
The directorates of Bannu and Lakki Marwat would be asked to cooperate in the registration of students.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2014.
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