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October 20, 2011

6,300 displaced families return to SWA: officials

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Agencies
October 20, 2011

WANA: More than 6,300 displaced families from the Mahsud-inhabited areas of South Waziristan Agency (SWA) were sent back to their native towns and villages during the ongoing repatriation process, officials said on Wednesday.
The internally displaced persons (IDPs) had settled in Tank and Dera Ismail Khan districts after the military operation in their native areas. The government and the army were assisting the IDPs to reach their native areas after restoration of peace in South Waziristan.
Brigadier Muhammad Javed Ashraf received the returning IDPs in the Kotakai area. Speaking on the occasion, he said that hardships of the displaced families had ended as peace has been restored in South Waziristan after successful military action against the militants. He said that as directed by the chief of army staff, the substantial steps were taken to provide all facilities to the returning IDPs. He said the army chief had approved a cadet college in the area. He said that model shopping centres would be built to generate business activities in South Waziristan.

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