Final repatriation phase of SWA IDPs from Tuesday


PESHAWAR 23 july(TNS): possibly marking the ‘complete’ return of 71,124 registered dislocated families to their homes, the final phase of the repatriation of South Waziristan Agency’s internally displaced persons will begin on Tuesday (July 25).

Assistant director (operations and relief) at the Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA), Mian Adil Zahoor, told that around 3,500 displaced families would return to South Waziristan Agency in the final phase.

He said the displaced persons, who intentionally didn’t want to return, would be de-notified as IDPs and that the authority would stop their food ration and other relief assistance after de-notification.