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BARA, October 20: Elders of the area and a welfare organisation Khyber Union have established an Emergency Cell for the affectees of ongoing operation in Khyber Agency.

The chairman of Emergency Cell, Mr Sohbat Khan, says the tribal families were forced to leave their areas amid the Operation Khyber 1 but that there were no arrangements in place to facilitate them.

He added that in order to serve the displaced people, workers of the Cell would be present in Battatal area where the uprooted families would be provided medication and food items.

Sohbat Khan claimed that the newly elected member of National Assembly (MNA), Mr Nasir Khan Afridi, has announced 1 million rupees for the affectees.

“We appeal to the people to help us in the establishment of the Cell, which we have set up for the displaced people. In the Cell, we will take the casualties of military operation to hospitals, arrange blood for them, and will extend help in any way. We have demanded the agency surgeon to arrange a mobile hospital for us,” Sohbat Khan said.

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