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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo
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.

Also read: Imran directs Khattak to visit IDP camps on Nawaz’s invitation

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Ahmed Jun 27, 2014 12:14pm

for some people info imran khan already visited on 25th june 2014 that why he did not went with PM

Nomi Jun 27, 2014 12:29pm

Please stand united this sensitive issue is not for POLITICS .....

zain ul abideen Sohail Jun 27, 2014 12:37pm

Before everyone starts with their favorite past time of IK bashing, He was the first one to visit the Camps and also the first one to jump into action for the facilitation for IDPs, not only through KP gov but via IKF and Tabdeli razakars as well. I am amazed at how media portrays certain information

speakisrar Jun 27, 2014 12:38pm

@Ahmed ok thanx for giving such valuable information..Ik has lot other very important things to do...thanx to I k also who managed to spend some precious moments with IDPs despite his such tough schedule..

Anonymous Jun 27, 2014 12:51pm

IK should have accepted PM's invitation. He has time and money for politics.

nadeem Jun 27, 2014 12:54pm

What a leader.needed his and army security to go there

Afeef Jun 27, 2014 01:04pm

Not happy at all, he should have gone to waziristan and meet the troops in real like obama did.

Awais Jun 27, 2014 01:04pm

Shame Imran Khan, people there is rotting and you are busy playing your politics in punjab. ALL your resources will be busy planning how to make you the PM. We have seen your arrogant and selfish behavior.

Malik Shah Jun 27, 2014 01:26pm

@Ahmed K-P Chief Minister Pervez Khattak was also with PM Sharif and IK was the first national leader to visit IDPs camp few days ago

Mujtaba Jun 27, 2014 01:30pm

Good job our new pm is amazing

Atif Jun 27, 2014 02:04pm

why not pm set an example by donating one month profit of his industrial/ business units

khan Jun 27, 2014 02:07pm

Dawn news didn't mention KPK CM who was also accompanied with PM. Only PML N ( Nasebo laal wali) mentioned.

Thanedar Jun 27, 2014 02:08pm

Bwp rally is more important than IDPs for IK. Which sort politician he is...........!!! Isn't that called opportunism. Bravo PM....!!!. The nation stands behind you in this noble cause to rehabilitate the brave people of NWA.

Patriot Jun 27, 2014 02:55pm

@Thanedar Ask Nawaz Sharif to donate some of his wealth for this cause.

rhazes Jun 27, 2014 03:20pm

@nadeem I know you wanted to bash the PM but you came up with this ??? Spend few more minutes and see what other PTI folks are trolling. Copying may help

GA Jun 27, 2014 03:55pm

"Government will work with the military"??? Why can't they put it in their heads that the military is an arm of a government??? Government tells it what to do.

junaid Jun 27, 2014 04:25pm

Bravo dawn yu didn't mention the name of CM, KPK. I am astonished that PM asked IK to accompany him to the IDP's camp whereas forgot to send an invitation to the opposition leader. PM is playing cards ;)

Zain Jun 27, 2014 04:54pm

@Ahmed MNA Imran Khan Niazi does not have any daily official business like the PM who oversees executive and daily functions of the federal government. Imran did not even attend the budget session of the NA.

Anonymous Jun 27, 2014 04:57pm

IK sab, please show some maturity for the sake of our beloved country.

bashir Jun 27, 2014 05:25pm

Best PM ever.

M aslam Jun 27, 2014 08:14pm

@speakisrar His main duty is to destabilize Pakistan and destroy dignity of all institutes in Pakistan.

M aslam Jun 27, 2014 08:16pm

He should match the donation by IK from his personal account.

M aslam Jun 27, 2014 08:18pm

@khan What a great man and great job. KPK Chief Minister visits ADPs. This action of PTI and CM KPK will be written in History with golden words.

khan Jun 27, 2014 10:22pm

@M aslam, I didn't say anything about PTI doing good or bad, just reminded that so called natural media to mention the facts. Bythe way for your kind informations IK and CM visited before PM. I am not saying that they did a good job no it is their responsibility. PM should also divert the $80m aid from USA to IDPs as well (given for IDPs only). If PM was sincere to invite IK then he should change the date, as he knows that IK can't postpond his address.

Israr Khan Ismailzai Jun 27, 2014 11:04pm

Finally he got some time, after his foreign tours, his diverting planes and "dealing" with the street protests. Funny how he is asking IK to come along when he probably doesn't even know that IK was one of the first leader that went there, and without cameras or any publicity.

yussouf m mir Jun 28, 2014 02:16am

military actions create more problems avoid it