BANNU, 29 July: The government has distributed compensation cheques among the owners of houses damaged during the military operation in North Waziristan.

TNN correspondent said a ceremony in this regard was organised in Bannu on Thursday where Rs37.6 million were distributed among 187 people for repairing their damaged houses. The owners of completely damaged houses received Rs400,000 each, while the owners of partially damaged houses received Rs160,000 each.

Seventy-one people from Miranshah and 116 people from Mir Ali received the compensation cheques.