MIRANSHAH: The political administration of North Waziristan Agency has announced second phase of repatriation of displaced families of the agency who had shifted to Afghanistan’s Khost province after military operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched against militants.

In a statement, the administration said that around 4,329 displaced families would be brought back during the second phase which will be launched on 26 February. It said that families who are not registered would be repatriated in the third phase.

All arrangements have been finalized to bring back the displaced families via Ghulam Khan crossing and would be transported to IDPs camp in Bannu.

Thousands of families from North Waziristan shifted to Afghanistan after military operation was launched against militants. The government has brought back many of them, while over 4,329 families are still living in camps in Afghanistan.