Terrorist threat stops IDPs' return to Orakzai
[Dawn] The return of thousands of internally displaced persons from Mohammad Khwaja relief camp in Hangu to Chaper Perozkhel area in Orakzai Agency
... crawling with holy men, home to Darra Adam Khel, the world's largest illegal arms bazaar. 14 distinct tribes of beturbanned primitives inhabit Orakzai agency's 1500 or so square kilometers...
was postponed at the eleventh hour on Tuesday over threats of terrorist attacks.
Fata Disaster Management Authority had made preparations for the return of over 26,000 IDPs to Chaper Perozkhel area from Tuesday (July 2).
The next date for the IDPs' return will be announced later on, according to the relevant officials.
The political administration and FDMA had joined hands for the rehabilitation of IDPs from the Mohammad Khwaja relief camp in Hangu to Chaper Perozkhel area in Orakzai Agency after the return of normality in the region.
Dozens of trucks, pickups and coaches were sent to the camp on Monday evening to take IDPs home.
IDPs had loaded their belongings in vehicles and were all set to leave for their native towns early in the morning when the administration suddenly called off the programme 'for the time being' for security reasons.
Officials said suspected faceless myrmidons had sneaked into Chaper Perozkhel area and therefore, acts of sabotage were imminent.
IDPs had vacated their houses and migrated to the relief camp in Hangu three years ago when the military operation launched there.
IDPs, including Hamid, Aitbar Khan, Khan Mohammad and Dilbar, told news hounds here that the political administration had taken the action due to non-clearance of the area from bad turbans.
The dejected IDPs expressed concern
...meaning the brow was mildly wrinkled, the eyebrows drawn slightly together, and a thoughtful expression assumed, not that anything was actually done or indeed that any thought was actually expended...
over the situation and said they had been spending miserable life at the camp for three years.
They wanted their early return to native towns, saying they were sick of life in tents.
Political agent of Orakzai Agency Mohammad Aslam said the decision of postponing the return of IDPs to Chaper Perozkhel had been taken for the time being over security grounds.
He said the announcement of the IDPs' return would be made soon.
Mr Aslam said security for IDPs was the responsibility of the political administration and it didn't want to put them in trouble yet again.
Posted by: Fred 2013-07-06