PESHAWAR: The internally displaced persons belonging to Bajaur and Mohmand Agencies on Friday set up a protest camp against what they called ‘discriminatory behaviour’ of the government.
The camp was arranged by the NWFP and tribal areas chapters of the Jamaat-e-Islami, which was attended by provincial president of the party Sirajul Haq, vice-president for tribal areas Sahibzada Haroonur Rashid, former provincial minister Hafiz Hashmat Khan and a large number of displaced persons from Bajaur and Mohmand Agencies.
Speaking on the occasion, Sirajul Haq urged the government to immediately halt the operation and facilitate the millions of displaced people to return to their homes. He said innocent people were the worst sufferers of the operation.
He said that he was not in the favour of Taliban, but the way the government and security forces were “massacring innocent people” and making them homeless was equally condemnable.
He said that the government had failed to provide facilities to the internally displaced people, while the already neglected IDPs of Bajaur and Mohmand Agencies had been completely ignored after the influx of displaced people from Swat, Buner and Lower Dir.
He said that the people of Malakand Division would never forget the atrocities of the Awami National Party and the Pakistan People’s Party.
He said that the ANP had sown the seed of hatred in the Malakand Division while its allies hatched a conspiracy to disintegrate the country by banning the entry of the Pakhtuns into Sindh.Speaking on the occasion, Haroonur Rashid urged the government to provide optimum facilities to the IDPs of Bajaur and Mohmand.