Pakistan Army Operations Displace 960,000 People in Waziristan

Islamabad, July 14 (QNA) – Pakistan military operations has so far displaced nearly 960,000 people in north Waziristan, the tribal region in the north-west of the country.

The number of people registered with the regional Disaster Management Authority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has increased to 955,000, Pakistan officials said.

The Department of Health has set up 10 medical camps in Dera Ismail Khan and Lakki Marwat areas of the province to provide free medical services and allocated nine ambulances to aid displaced people.

Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), Lt. General Abdul Qadir Baloch said the government has deployed all available resources to meet the basic needs of displaced people living in camps.

The government is well aware of the condition of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) and it is utilizing all available resources for mitigating their sufferings, he said.

Pakistani forces launched mid-June this year operations against Taliban militants. The army has killed more than 400 armed militants and lost 20 troopers so far, according to reports. (QNA)

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