Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Over 600,000 Pakistani IDPs return to their homes
+ -
20:12, July 30, 2009

Click the "PLAY" button and listen. Do you like the online audio service here?
Good, I like it
Just so so
I don't like it
No interest
 Related News
 Pakistani police arrest 39 suspects from IDPs camps
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
Over 600,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have returned to their homes out of total 2.2 million displaced during the conflict in different areas of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP), according to a UN officer in Pakistan.

"Some of IDPs camps have been closed as displaced persons staying there have returned to their homes," UN humanitarian spokesperson Stephanie Bunker informed media at a news conference here on Thursday.

More than three million people have been internally dislocated in Pakistan due to the offensives against Taliban in the country's militancy-hit northwest. Pakistani government has vowed to restore the writ of the government in some parts of NWFP where Taliban militants were actively present.

A spokesman of the Special Support Group for IDPs said Tuesday the registration process of the IDPs has been stopped, with over 150,000 displaced families of Malakand division have so far returned to their native areas.

Bunker however reiterated efforts for sustainability of those returning to their homes in terms of settlement and provision of basic needs.

She said "a Task Force has been set up to look into the affairs of resettlement and provision of basic needs as some other families are eager to go back."

She said the agriculture in the conflict area has been badly damaged and there is need for short, mid and long term assistance for sustainability of the people.

Bunker said people in Swat, Buner and other areas in Pakistan's northwest still need assistance to establish their businesses and explore employment opportunities.

Answering a question regarding missing children, Bunker said, there are reports about missing children and they endeavor to have better information about them and ensure their reunion.

Source: Xinhua

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Unveiled Rebiya Kadeer: a Uighur Dalai Lama
80 pct of netizens agree China should punish Facebook
LA police: Michael Jackson death may have been 'homicide'
Chinese netizens call for punishing Turkey
Al-Qaida threatens Chinese abroad

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved