Pak Affairs

NWFP Governor expresses firm resolve to end sufferings of IDPs

PESHAWAR: The NWFP Governor Mr. Owais Ahmed Ghani has, in connection with the internally displaced persons (IDP’s) from Swat, Dir, and Buner; expressed the firm resolve of the government to mitigate the sufferings of the affected people. The Governor, in a press statement on Sunday said that every possible thing will be done in providing assistance to them.

The mass influx of internally displaced persons, especially from Swat and Buner districts is a huge and challenging task to manage and the Governor has appealed to the people at large to contribute towards the government’s efforts to provide relief and resources to the large numbers of internally displaced persons because of fight against terrorists.

The Governor has also highly appreciated and applauded the efforts of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society for their active and efficient role and contribution in extending help and support to the internally displaced persons, especially hailing from Bajaur and Mohmand Agencies and desired that the society should put more concerted efforts in extending humanitarian services to the people, dislodged from Swat, Dir and Buner districts as well.

The Governor, who is also the President of the NWFP Branch of the society, has assured its management of full support from the government in this respect. He further assured that donations for relief will be channeled to the society to augment their ongoing efforts. “Generous donations are expected to be received from the public who are responding positively to appeals of help for the internally displaced persons relief work”, he added.

The Governor has also pointed out that the operation has been launched in the best interest of the country and at the call of the nation and Inshaullah; it will succeed in eliminating the menace of militancy from the country. He also expressed the hope that the situation will soon turn to peace in the respective areas whereby, the internally displaced persons will be able to return to their homes. NNI

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