Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo
BANNU: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday visited the camps of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bannu, and said that the government will work with the military and will not hesitate to spend any sum for their rehabilitation.
On arrival, army chief General Raheel Sharif received the Prime Minister.
PM Nawaz said a sum of Rs40,000 per family would be granted to the refugees in the month of Ramadan, DawnNews reported.
The premier acknowledged that it was not easy for people to evacuate their homes but added there was no shortage of resources to relocate IDPs.
He said the army and the government would combine efforts to alleviate the problems faced by the people.
On the occasion, military officials gave a detailed briefing to the prime minister on the arrangements made for the internally displaced persons of North Waziristan in relief camps. He also met with the soldiers and officers of the Pakistan Army.
PM Nawaz underscored that terrorism had challenged the state's writ.
He also said that the homes destroyed during the operation in North Waziristan would be constructed soon, adding that the government would also build new schools, hospitals and roads.
He was accompanied by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mehtab Khan Abbasi, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid and State Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch. KP CM Pervez Khattak also accompanied the delegation.
PM Nawaz had also extended an invitation to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan which was declined by Khan, who cited the party’s upcoming Bahawlpur rally as the reason for why he would not be able to visit the camps personally.