North Waziristan Jirga

BANNU, July 18: Tribal elders, religious scholars and activists of political parties, hailing from North Waziristan Agency, held a jirga to discuss the problems of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bannu town.

The jirga elders drafted recommendations about the distribution of food items among IDPs, performance of government and non-government organisations, future of youngsters, problems of IDPs and their repatriation to their areas.

An elder from North Waziristan, Malik Nasarullah Khan, told TNN that they would hold such jirgas till the IDPs were repatriated back to their native areas in North Waziristan.

The jirga also demanded the government allow non-government organsiations to assist the displaced families.