Published On: Mon, Jan 6th, 2014
Published in Category: Peshawar

QWP calls for establishing Trust for IDPs

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PESHAWAR: Chairman, Qaumi Watan Party (QWP), Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has called for establishing a Trust to rehabilitate the internally displaced persons (IDPs) and rebuild the damaged infrastructure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Speaking at a public meeting at the Jalozai Camp in Nowshera district on Sunday, he said his party would leave no stoned unturned to help resettle the IDPs. “We will raise this issue at the national and international forums to highlight the problems being faced by the dislocated people,” he vowed.

Coming down hard on the rulers for ignoring the plight of the displaced people, he urged the government to provide all the facilities to the IDPs as they were living under squalid conditions. “We have demanded the government time and again to solve this issue, but it has turned a blind eye to it,” he lamented.

Aftab Sherpao said hundreds of IDPs hailing from the tribal areas were faced with a host of problems and urged the government to send them home at the earliest.

He said the problems being faced by the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had compounded due to the incompetence of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led provincial government. “The PTI government has totally failed as it has been unable to honour the pledges made to the people,” he said.

The QWP leader said the PTI leaders hoodwinked the masses with empty promises, adding the slogan of change was a ploy to make it to the corridors of power.

He said the PTI chief Imran Khan belittled the mandate given to his party by announcing support to the Kalabagh dam project. He said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan assemblies had passed resolutions opposing the construction of Kalabagh dam. “The PTI leadership has made a mockery of the mandate given to it by the people.

Undertaking Kalabagh dam project will cause colossal loss to Nowshera,” he said.

Aftab Sherpao said the provincial government had no understanding of the problems being faced by the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said worsening law and order had made life miserable for the commoners. “Kidnapping for ransom, target killings and extortion have become an order of the day due to which the people are feeling insecure,” he added.
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