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    GOOD STEP .
    These idps deserve a respectable return to their homes , they've cooperated with pak army in this war .
     
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    LANDIKOTAL: The officials from the Fata Secretariat on Saturday inspected several schools in Landikotal and asked the students about food being distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP).

    Assistant Director Education Department Laeeq Khan Afridi, Managing Director of Projects Haseebullah and Assistant Agency Education Officer Khalilur Rehman Afridi visited Government Primary School Shah Zamir Killay, Government Girls Primary School Sultankhel, Government Girls Primary School Jehanzeb Killay and Government Primary School Ashraf Killay in Landikotal. They inspected the situations and asked the students about food distribution. The officials also visited the painting competition. Talking to The News, Laeeq Khan Afridi and Haseebullah said that biscuits and cooking oil were distributed among students in government schools with the help of the Unicef.

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/164465-Fata-officials-visit-Landikotal-schools

    A new way of life
    Rahimullah Yusufzai November 13, 2016 Leave a comment


    During a recent visit to Miranshah and Mir Ali, one saw the changing face of a tribal region


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    As the internally displaced persons (IDPs) continue to return home to start a new life, normalcy is gradually returning to North Waziristan Agency.

    “I call it the ‘New Normalcy’ or a new way of life. We are trying to facilitate the people to live better,” remarked Major General Hassan Azhar Hayat, the general officer commanding (GOC) leading the operations in North Waziristan.

    Though he is the commander of the troops undertaking military operations, his role is changing as he is also leading the reconstruction of the damaged infrastructure in North Waziristan and overseeing the repatriation and rehabilitation of the IDPs, or the Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) as they are referred to officially.

    During a recent visit to Miranshah and Mir Ali, the headquarters and the second city, respectively, of North Waziristan, one saw the changing face of a tribal region that until June 15, 2014 was largely controlled by the local and foreign militants. That is when the military launched the operation Zarb-e-Azb to finally regain control of North Waziristan, which until then was known as the centre of activities of Pakistani Taliban, al-Qaeda, Haqqani network and an assortment of other militant factions. The military action has almost ended, but Zarb-e-Azb hasn’t been formally concluded. The repatriation of the displaced people that is expected to be completed by the end of this year is one major sign of the return of normalcy in the previously turbulent North Waziristan.

    Under the slogan, “Build Better than Before” the army is keen to provide up to the mark facilities to the people in every sector. Hectic construction activity is visible everywhere as the tribespeople go about their work. The Miranshah-Mir Ali road, rebuilt and widened, is busy as all sorts of vehicles ferry passengers and goods. The soldiers on duty are alert, but are relaxed compared to the recent past.

    Those displaced from Miranshah town have yet to return, but villages around it have welcomed back their inhabitants and are now bustling with life. Brigadier Adnan, a senior Pakistan Army officer, said preparations are in the final stages to bring home the residents of Miranshah. “The repatriation is done in phases by first completing the process of rebuilding and rehabilitating the educational institutions, healthcare facilities, drinking water supply and other civic services,” he added.

    The buildings of the newly-built hospital in Miranshah are impressive. Officials said getting female gynaecologists to serve in North Waziristan is a challenge though other specialists are available.
    The famous Miranshah bazaar has been demolished and is being built anew with spacious roads and other needed facilities. A comparison of the old congested bazaar and the new upcoming one would show a world of difference once the project containing 4,000 shops is completed. Presently the first phase with 672 shops is under construction while the next phase would have another 1,304 shops. “The bazaar would have underground electricity wiring, proper sewerage system and other facilities. It will be better than the markets in Islamabad,” promised Maj Gen Hassan Azhar Hayat.

    The demolition of the old Miranshah bazaar and the way the new one is being built has generated some controversy and the landowners and shopkeepers have approached the Peshawar High Court to seek their rights. Army officials said many shops and buildings in the old bazaar were used to store arms, ammunition and explosives for use in terrorist activities, there were encroachments everywhere, the place was being run by the Taliban and the markets were congested. “We take the tribal elders into confidence while working on projects. The new constructions would lead to value addition and benefit the owners. The Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has taken personal interest in rebuilding the Miranshah bazaar,” the GOC explained.

    The old bazaar in Mir Ali town has also been demolished and land acquired to rebuild spacious and better organised markets. It felt strange to visit an unfamiliar place at a spot where once a familiar bazaar stood on both sides of the road. Roadside markets, compact and modern, have also been built on the Mir Ali-Miranshah road. At Khadi village, the market committee president Kamal Shah said the army-built market has 150 shops and such is the demand that they are building another one on their own on the adjacent piece of land.

    It was a pleasant surprise to see the grand Younas Khan Sports Complex, named after the world class cricketer hailing from Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is nearing completion as spectators seats were being installed in the main stadium, landscaping and plantation was in the final stages and roads and pathways were under construction. The complex has four gates with three opening to Machis village and other civilian localities and the fourth to the garrison where the army, Frontier Corps, the political administration and other government institutions are based. A spacious and beautiful stadium, two football grounds, basketball and volleyball courts, two astro-turf grounds, a children’s park, tuck shops, changing rooms, offices and toilets form part of the complex spread over 148 kanals. “I can claim there is no such grand stadium anywhere in Pakistan,” Maj Gen Hassan Azhar Hayat remarked.

    Soldiers said local boys come to the sports complex and ask as to when they would be able to play in it. They said the complex would be inaugurated in the near future when Younas Khan Eleven led by the cricketer himself would play against a Fata Eleven team.

    Ar Sarbankai village on the outskirts of Miranshah, football players fought for the control of the soccer ball in a dusty playground wearing mostly shorts, but also trousers and shalwars. “It wasn’t possible to wear shorts while playing football when Taliban were in control as they said this is un-Islamic,” a player remarked in his Waziristani-accented Pashto. It is the same village where nine Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers were slaughtered by the militants at the height of the militancy.

    The footballers, well-built and sturdy, proudly claimed their Chashma Football Club named after the area recently won a tournament in Abbottabad. They wanted the military to grow grass in their ground and water it to make it easy for them to play, solve the electricity problem in their villages and reinstate the 21 personnel of the Shawal Scouts, a wing of the paramilitary FC, belonging to their villages who had quit jobs during the displacement. It is common to hear demands for better schools, hospitals, roads and electrification as the displaced people return to their villages.

    At the newly built Agency Headquarters Hospital in Miranshah, male and female patients wait in orderly manner to consult doctors. The buildings are impressive and the premises are clean. Officials said getting female gynaecologists to serve in North Waziristan is a challenge though other specialists are available at the two major hospitals in Miranshah and Mir Ali.

    Brigadier Babar Iftikhar, the commander of the troops deployed in Mir Ali sub-division, noted that deweaponisation was bringing a change in the life-style and outlook of the tribesmen. “They tell us they are happy there are no guns in sight. Recently, a woman reported to the authorities that her husband who is a teacher had kept arms at home instead of depositing these with the army. She wanted no arms in her house,” he recalled.

    There are interesting stories about tribesmen involved in dispute fighting with sticks and stones in absence of guns. The tribesmen concede that such fights in the past claimed lives because everyone was heavily armed. It is known to everyone in North Waziristan that any house where weapons are found would be demolished. However, army officers said no house has been demolished on this charge as merely the threat of punishment is having an impact.

    Apparently a new North Waziristan is emerging. Life will be different, though the tribal people ought to be consulted as to their aspirations for the future.

    http://tns.thenews.com.pk/new-way-life/#.WCfKkOlRUwg

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    Third phase of IDPs’ return to Upper Orakzai Agency starts
    * Political Administration of Orakzai Agency warns of imposing Rs 10 million fine on peace committee if any act of violence happens in the area
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    HANGU: The third phase of the return process of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their native areas in the upper parts of Orakzai Agency kicked-off here on Wednesday.

    The Political Administration of Orakzai Agency on Wednesday warned to impose a Rs10 million fine on the peace committee if any act of violence happened in their respective areas.

    The Sector Commander North-West Orakzai, Brigadier Imran Haider Sherazi, and Political Agent Muhammad Zubair Khan, were present on the occasion and launched the third phase of the repatriation. They saw off the returning families. The tribespeople of Rabiakhel, Daradar Mamazai, Khaniki Sheikhan and Mamuzai tribes would be sent back to ther native areas in the ongoing process.

    Around 30,000 families would be returned to their native areas in the upper parts of Orakzai Agency by the end of 2016, said Brigadier Imran Haider. He said that 17,000 families had already been returned to their native settlements in the upper parts of Orakzai.

    He said that peace had been restored to Orazkai as a result of the huge sacrifices rendered by the law enforcement agencies and the tribesmen. He said that the government was aware of scale of destruction and damages caused to houses, other properties and school and health facilities. "Houses would be rebuilt, schools and health services would be revived and other infrastructure would be rehabilitated," he added. He urged the returning tribesmen to extend their full support to the political administration and security forces to maintain peace in their native areas.

    Political Agent Muhammad Zubair directed the members of the peace committees not to allow militants and anti-social elements to enter their native areas. He said that the administration would impose a Rs10 million fine on the concerned peace committee if any untoward incident occurred in their area.

    He said the government planned billions of rupees uplift projects for Orakzai and development work on such projects would be launched shortly.

    The two officials visited the registration point and reviewed the arrangements.

    US lauds Pakistan on opening of vital road: The American Embassy congratulates the people of Pakistan, the FATA Secretariat and the Frontier Works Organisation on the opening of the Bannu-Miran Shah-Ghulam Khan road inaugurated on Wednesday by the Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. The United States is proud to have partnered with the Pakistani government to restore key trade routes between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    The Bannu-Miran Shah-Ghulam Khan Road was constructed at a cost of 8.7 billion rupees of funding from the United States government through the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The 82-kilometre road, which is one of the four major cross-border trade routes between Pakistan and Afghanistan, facilitates access from Bannu to Miran Shah and onwards to Ghulam Khan.

    http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pak...of-idps-return-to-upper-orakzai-agency-starts
     
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    WANA: The political administration of South Waziristan Agency on Wednesday distributed compensation cheques among the owners whose houses and other properties were damaged or either destroyed in military operation Rah-e-Nijat there.

    The compensation cheques were distributed among the beneficiaries in a function held at the Jirga Hall of Political Compound in Tank here. Political Agent Zafar Islam Khattak distributed the compensation cheques among the tribespeople of Tayarza and Sarwakai tehsils of South Waziristan.

    Zafar Islam Khattak said the government had already distributed Rs1.90 billion among those suffered damages in the military offensive in the first phase. He said another Rs1.50 billion would be distributed among the owners of houses destroyed in the military operation in the second phase

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/165458-Compensation-cheques-distributed-in-SWA
     
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    Australia contributes 4.5 million dollars to WFP’s education programme in FATA
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    United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a three year contribution of $4.5 million from the Australian Government to support food and nutrition security among displaced communities in Pakistan.

    Australia’s contribution will be used for WFP’s education programme in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Frontier Regions (FR).

    The funding would enable WFP to provide food-based assistance in schools and to alleviate the burden on families of having their children attend school.

    Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson said Australia had a long-standing history of working with the government of Pakistan to provide humanitarian assistance when needed.

    “Since 2010, Australia had provided more than Australian Dollar (AUD) 95million in humanitarian assistance, in partnership with the WFP, to Pakistan for the victims of earthquakes, floods and displacement.

    Australia’s assistance has also helped provide nutrition to acute malnourished women and children, livelihood support and school feeding programmes,” the high commissioner said.

    “We are very grateful to the people and Australian government for the contribution. These funds will help to address critical education needs in FATA and FR for the returnee communities,” WFP acting Country Director Stephen Gluning said.

    In 2016, Australia contributed US$ 9 million to WFP programmes, placing it among the top five donors to WFP Pakistan.

    “The Government of Pakistan extends its gratitude to the Australian Government for its unshrinking support,” the Federal Minister of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Lt-Gen Abdul Qadir said.

    Under the programme, WFP would provide over 312,000 children with a mid-morning snack of High Energy Biscuits (HEBs) during the school day and monthly take-home rations of vegetable oil fortified with Vitamins A and D, in seven FATA agencies and four regions in the Frontier.

    Providing children with HEBs has proven to significantly increase children’s enrolment and retention rates in WFP assisted primary schools of FATA. These are strong incentives for parents to send their children, especially their daughters, to school which helps to improve the long-term prosperity of these children.

    With an overall literacy rate of 33.3pc (national average 58pc, 2013-14) and an adult literacy rate of 28.4pc (national average 57pc), education indicators in FATA are not only far below the national average, but they also place FATA among one of the least literate areas of the world.
     
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    IG FC briefed on TDPs return, rehab
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    Peshawar—Inspector General Frontier Corps (IGFC) Maj Gen Shaheen Mazhar Mehmood Friday visited Orakzai Agency and obtained briefing on the progress made regarding the return and rehabilitation of the TDPs by Sector Commander South West Brig Imran Haider Sherazi.
    According to FC press release, the IGFC inaugurated newly established Civil Military Coordination Centre and Rehab project at Ghiljo Orakzai Agency. A Jirga with tribal elders and mashrans of Orakzai Agency was also held at Ghiljo in connection with TDPs return, rehabilitation progress and maintenance of law and order situation in the Agency which was chaired by the IGFC.
    Sector Commander South West, Commandant Orakzai Scouts, Wing Commanders, Political Agent and officials of Political Administration attended the jirga. Elders of the tribes commended the efforts of the Frontier Corps for assisting tribes in their return.
    Later on, cheques were also distributed by IGFC amongst the affectees of Mala-Khel tribe for rebuilding of damaged houses. Process of repatriation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to North Waziristan is continuing according to the new schedule announced by the political administration.
    According to a private news channel, Political Agent Kamran Afridi said under the new schedule, 1,700 families will be sent to Moski Killi in Mir Ali tehsil from Saturday till Wednesday.
    He asked the displaced persons to reach Bannu camp by 6:00 tomorrow (Saturday) for their journey to their homes. He said the displaced persons living on eastern side of Bachai road in Mir Ali should not to go to camps as another date for their repatriation will be announced.
    It was reported that the political administration of North Waziristan Agency (NWA) issued schedule of third phase of repatriation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) of agency as second phase concluded on Saturday. The repatriation of IDPs from various areas of North Waziristan Agency including Ghazlamai, Kani Rogha, Manzarkhel, Pakai, Raghzai and Samiar will return to their areas during the third phase that will start from October 25, said Kamran Afridi, Political Agent of the North Waziristan Agency.
    Afridi said that the repatriation process of the displaced people has been divided into four phases. He said the two phases of IDPs’ return to their homes has been completed, while the third phase will begin from Monday. He said over 2,000 families of would return to their areas during the third phase that will continue till 27 October.—APP


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    Federal Government has started payment of compensation to the people of North Waziristan Agency whose houses were damaged due to terrorist acts.

    Government sources told our Peshawar correspondent that five hundred and fifty three people of North Waziristan Agency have been handed over compensation cheques amounting to five hundred and twenty million rupees.

    A cheque of four hundred thousand rupees was given to each person whose house was completely destroyed in terrorism related incidents.

    A cheque of one hundred and sixty thousand rupees was given to the each owner of partially damaged house.

    http://www.radio.gov.pk/30-Nov-2016...of-compensation-to-people-of-north-waziristan
     
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    TANK: The registration process of Temporary Displaced Persons (TDP) belonging to South Waziristan will start from today (Wednesday).

    According to Political Administration of South Waziristan, Tehsil Ladha, Makin, Srarogha, Tayarza, and Sarwakie of South Waziristan Agency will return through Khirgi check post.

    The TDPs of South Waziristan are returning home from their camps and temporary homes which were provided to them by local peoples of Bannu, Kohat and Karak tehsils.

    The areas where TDPs are moving back has been cleared by the Pak Army and social welfare projects like education ,health and water etc has been completed in these areas.

    The Political Administration of South Waziristan Agency officials mentioned that the process of registration will be completed before 21st December.

    The stipends for the returning TDPs would be given to each individual affected from the war on terror. It is pertinent to mention here that the government is also providing Rs 36,000 in the time of returning to their houses.

    UNOPS: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) constructed eight bridges and two irrigation channels in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2015-16 with the cost of US$ 2.9 million. The bridges are currently benefitting more than 50,000 people and the irrigation channels have helped restore lost and damaged agricultural land and benefit 14 villages.

    When Pakistan's worst flood in history hit in 2010, homes, roads and bridges were washed away, cutting off whole communities to services such as hospitals and schools, displacing millions and killing more than a thousand people. The destruction of key infrastructure as a result of the flood made access to essential services in KP extremely limited. UNOPS received the amount of US$ 2.9 million from Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) to support the Government and the people of KPK with the revival of local economy through Reconstruction of Bridges and Irrigation Canals to provide the rural inhabitants sustainable and safe means to movement and the opportunity to tend to their land.

    The project delivered eight bridges and two irrigation channels. The construction work on bridges started at the end of August 2014 and was completed successfully in June 2016.

    Today UNOPS with the local community representatives hold inauguration for one of the successfully completed bridges at Phunkia Village, Kalam. This project has turned out to be "anepochal event" for the local residents of Kalam. "I will not be late for school anymore" said a young boy. "I used to walk for almost an hour to reach my school. Now it will not take more than 10minutes. It is a defining moment for not just me but for all of us. I am really excited", he added.


    The bridges are currently benefitting more than 50,000 people and the irrigation channels have helped restore lost and damaged agricultural land and benefit 14 villages. Jafer Shah MPA said, "The entire community is grateful to Saudi Fund for Development for their generous contribution."

    http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pak...on-of-tdps-from-south-waziristan-starts-today
     
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    NOWSHERA: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that the return process of the internally displaced persons of South Waziristan would be completed by the end of the current month.

    He stated this while talking to Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-S chief Maulana Samiul Haq at Akora Khattak here on Tuesday.

    The two discussed matters pertaining to repatriation process of IDPs.

    Mr Jhagra said that the government was specially focused on the rehabilitation of the IDPs and payment of timely compensation to them.

    Samiul Haq asked the governor that IDPs of South Waziristan and other tribal areas should be repatriated in an honourable way, and that damage done to their properties should be properly compensated.

    JUI-S deputy emir Maulana Hamidul Haq was also present on the occasion.

    Mr Haq demanded that the issue of Fata’s merger with KP should be dealt with after completion of the repatriation process of the IDPs.

    Published in Dawn December 14th, 2016

     
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    PESHAWAR: The government is set to miss the deadline to take the internally displaced persons (IDPs) back to their homes in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas by the end of December due to severe cold weather in some parts of the conflict-affected region.

    In addition, the fate of thousands of families who took refuge in Afghanistan still hangs in the balance and the government has yet to announce mechanism for their repatriation. Over 100,000 people had taken refuge in Afghanistan when the Pakistan Army launched the operation ‘Zarb-i-Azb’ in North Waziristan Agency in June 2014.

    The offensive against local and foreign militants had forced over one million civilians to flee their homes and take shelter in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other areas of the country.

    Fata Disaster Management Authority director general Mohammad Khalid said that some of the IDPs might not go back to their homes till March 2017 because of the tough weather conditions in their native lands.

    “Return of IDPs is likely to be delayed to some areas like Shawal and Datakhel in the South and North Waziristan agencies, respectively, till March due to harsh weather conditions,” he told Dawn.

    FDMA DG confirms some displaced persons may not return till March
    He said that 85 per cent of the IDPs had been repatriated and the return to various tribal agencies was still in progress. He said that repatriation of displaced population to Orakzai and Kurram would be completed next month.

    The government had earlier announced to complete repatriation of IDPs to Fata by the end of December 2016. FDMA said that caseload of the IDPs from five tribal agencies of Fata was 336,042 families of which 274,044 had been sent back to their homes so far.

    Statistics show that 30,626 displaced families are waiting for return to North Waziristan, 22,245 families to South Waziristan, 2,517 families to Khyber Agency, 2,894 families to Orakzai Agency and 3,716 families to Kurram Agency.

    The returnees are provided tents, food ration for six months and kit of non-food items in addition to Rs25,000 cash grant and Rs10,000 transportation cost. The government has also announced to pay Rs400,000 cash for fully damaged and Rs160,000 for partially damaged house.

    The compensation process has been very slow due to delay in releases from the centre and the damage assessment survey. Military campaign and weather severity had rendered the houses unfit for living.

    Concerned officials said that the tribal people who had taken refuge in Afghanistan were a source of concern for the government. After launch of the military operation in North Waziristan the people living in areas adjacent to the Afghan border had fled to Afghanistan.

    Unofficial sources said that around 200,000 tribal people had been provided refuge in Afghanistan. They said that the government had yet to work out a plan for the return of refugees from Afghanistan.

    The local administration had sent registration forms to the tribal people in Afghanistan a few months ago and asked them to fill these forms before their return to North Waziristan. One source said that the government was likely to make decision about refugees in Afghanistan next week.

    Mr Khalid said that roughly 5,000 to 10,000 families had migrated to Afghanistan. He said that people who migrated to Afghanistan would be treated like other IDPs.

    Published in Dawn December 26th, 2016

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1304534/severe-cold-hampering-idps-return-to-tribal-areas

    Pakistani refugees returning from Afghanistan to be screened


    MIRAMSHAH: Repatriation of thousands of tribesmen who had fled to Afghanistan following the launch of Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan Agency will start on January 15, 2017, says a top administration official.

    “The exodus of tribesmen from the border regions was understandable, but those who fled to Afghanistan from Miramshah and adjacent areas will be considered facilitators of militants and hence properly interrogated on their return,” Kamran Afridi, the political agent of Khyber Agency, told Daily Express during a visit to North Waziristan.

    Before the launch of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, hundreds of thousands of tribesmen had been shifted to shelter camps set up by the government in different districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. However, tens of thousands of others had fled either to the neighbouring frontier regions or to the Khost province of Afghanistan.

    No official figures have been shared with the media about the tribesmen who had fled to Afghanistan, but sources in the Fata Secretariat told Daily Express that 93,000 families were registered in Afghanistan, though 1,300 of them didn’t have any proof of their Pakistani identity.

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    A senior official at the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions said the families repatriated from Afghanistan would be housed in the Bakakhel shelter camp, Bannu, for six to eight weeks for security clearance. “No one will be allowed to return to North Waziristan without security clearance,” he added.

    The political administration would meet with Afghan officials on January 1, 2017 to finalise a refugees’ repatriation plan.

    Intelligence sources fear that some of the tribesmen who had fled to Afghanistan might have contacts with hostile spy agencies. “Some tribesmen from North Waziristan were receiving assistance from hostile agencies. We have decided to repatriate them to cut this link,” one source said.

    In Peshawar, Fata Secretariat officials also confirmed the repatriation of the Pakistani tribesmen from Afghanistan would begin next month. “The process will be completed in a month, and all those repatriated will have to be screened by intelligence agencies,” one official said. “Each family will be given Rs25,000 in cash and food rations for six months to help them settle back in their areas,” Kamran Afridi added.

    Published in The Express Tribune, December 26th, 2016.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/1274969/pakistani-refugees-returning-afghanistan-screened/

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    I am new on this forum I read this thread 2012 and IDPs are rehabed and ithe process is in phase three its all well done job.
    Registration of TDPs from South Waziristan starts today

    TANK: The registration process of Temporary Displaced Persons (TDP) belonging to South Waziristan will start from today (Wednesday).

    According to Political Administration of South Waziristan, Tehsil Ladha, Makin, Srarogha, Tayarza, and Sarwakie of South Waziristan Agency will return through Khirgi check post.

    The TDPs of South Waziristan are returning home from their camps and temporary homes which were provided to them by local peoples of Bannu, Kohat and Karak tehsils.

    The areas where TDPs are moving back has been cleared by the Pak Army and social welfare projects like education ,health and water etc has been completed in these areas.

    The Political Administration of South Waziristan Agency officials mentioned that the process of registration will be completed before 21st December.

    The stipends for the returning TDPs would be given to each individual affected from the war on terror. It is pertinent to mention here that the government is also providing Rs 36,000 in the time of returning to their houses.

    UNOPS: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) constructed eight bridges and two irrigation channels in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2015-16 with the cost of US$ 2.9 million. The bridges are currently benefitting more than 50,000 people and the irrigation channels have helped restore lost and damaged agricultural land and benefit 14 villages.

    When Pakistan's worst flood in history hit in 2010, homes, roads and bridges were washed away, cutting off whole communities to services such as hospitals and schools, displacing millions and killing more than a thousand people. The destruction of key infrastructure as a result of the flood made access to essential services in KP extremely limited. UNOPS received the amount of US$ 2.9 million from Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) to support the Government and the people of KPK with the revival of local economy through Reconstruction of Bridges and Irrigation Canals to provide the rural inhabitants sustainable and safe means to movement and the opportunity to tend to their land.

    The project delivered eight bridges and two irrigation channels. The construction work on bridges started at the end of August 2014 and was completed successfully in June 2016.

    Today UNOPS with the local community representatives hold inauguration for one of the successfully completed bridges at Phunkia Village, Kalam. This project has turned out to be "anepochal event" for the local residents of Kalam. "I will not be late for school anymore" said a young boy. "I used to walk for almost an hour to reach my school. Now it will not take more than 10minutes. It is a defining moment for not just me but for all of us. I am really excited", he added.


    The bridges are currently benefitting more than 50,000 people and the irrigation channels have helped restore lost and damaged agricultural land and benefit 14 villages. Jafer Shah MPA said, "The entire community is grateful to Saudi Fund for Development for their generous contribution."

    "RETURN OF TDPS TO BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER

    The process will be completed by 6th December."
     
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    PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) governor has approved different projects worth Rs2 billion as part of the ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the temporarily displaced persons (TDPs) of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and to reconstruct and develop infrastructure facilities there with a special focus on educational and health facilities.

    K-P Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, who also oversees the tribal areas, green-lighted the projects while presiding over the second meeting of the Fata Development Council at the Governor House on Tuesday. The states and frontier regions’ (Safron) federal secretary; secretaries of finance and social sectors departments of Fata Secretariat and the other concerned senior officials attended the meeting.

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    At the proposal of the council, the governor approved a project for establishment of a cadet college at Sara Rogha in North Waziristan Agency which will cost Rs.390.382 million. He also approved a scheme under which different roads in the agency will be black-topped at a cost of Rs359.50 million.

    “The Sara Rogha Cadet College in North Waziristan Agency will prove a milestone in the promotion of education, which also will make great headway as far as Education Emergency initiatives in Fata is concerned,” Jhagra was quoted as saying in an official statement.

    A special scheme costing Rs300 million was also approved by the council which is meant to rehabilitate and develop communication, irrigation, public health engineering, and agriculture related facilities in the Datta Khel tehsil of North Waziristan Agency.

    The council also approved a plan to establish at Maidan in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency a D-Type hospital which is expected to cost Rs240 million. The meeting also approved construction and black-topping of different roads in FR Tank and FR DI Khan under the Fata integrated programme which will cost Rs96.014 million.

    The meeting also discussed the outcome of certain ongoing projects under the health sector in Fata and especially approved an integrated scheme not only to control malaria and TB but also to protect the respective people from all the other epidemic diseases. This scheme will cost a total Rs623.845 million.

    Also presiding over the 35th meeting of the Cadet College Razmak’s board of governors, the governor earlier eulogised the role of the institution in promoting quality education and desired that it should continue its vigorous services towards development of the entire country.

    He also expressed the determination not to allow any hurdle, as far as promotion of education in Fata is concerned.

    Published in The Express Tribune, January 4th, 2017.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/1283825/rehab-rebuilding-k-p-governor-green-lights-rs2b-projects-fata/
     
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    http://reliefweb.int/report/pakista...-survey-humanitarian-needs-kpfata-29-dec-2016



    Pakistan: IDP/Returnee Survey of Humanitarian Needs in KP/FATA (29 Dec. 2016)
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    A total of 5.3 million people in FATA have been displaced since 2008, some of them multiple times.

    Of these, 4.8 million have returned, with some 700,000 returning in 2016.

    A multi-cluster assessment of IDPs and returnees was conducted in KP and FATA which confirmed the pressing needs for livelihoods and basic social service.

    UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
    To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.