BANNU: Chief Minister of Punjab announces to build 2,000 homes in North Wazirstan for the IDPs.
The Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Shahbaz Shrif visited the IDPs in Bannu to express unity with the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency. Thereupon, Punjab Chief Minister announced that the Punjab government will build at least 2,000 homes in North Waziristan for the displaced people.
At this occasion he was accompanied by the Governor Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Abbasi and Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid. In his address he said the Punjab government will give Rs350 million to 54,000 displaced families in August. Shahbaz also stated that the Punjab government will build a hospital that will cost Rs1 billion and a university in North Waziristan.
While reflecting upon the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan, he said,
“this war will change the country to what Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Dr Allama Iqbal envisioned.”
Chief Minister also distributed Eid gifts and relief goods among the IDPs. He appreciated their peaceful role saying, “The role of IDPs will be written in history,” referring to the sacrifices by leaving their homes after the operation began. He went on to say that this is a difficult time not just for the displaced people but for all Pakistanis, further stating that the entire nation is standing by the IDPs.