Waziristanis protest non-compensation for damaged houses

CJ Noor Rehman

MIRAN SHAH: Scores of residents of North Waziristan Agency staged a protest demonstration on Friday against non-compensation for damaged houses in Zarb-e-Azb military operation.

The protest staged a Mir Ali city where the affected people gathered and chanted slogans against the authorities concerned for not fulfilling their promises to compensate them.

Talking to Tribal News Network, a protester Ashfaqullah Khan that authorities were resorting to delaying tactics in payment of compensation, forcing thousands to take shelters in tents. The government is supposed to pay Rs160,000 for partially damaged house while Rs400,000 for fully damaged house but there are hundreds of affected people are yet to be compensated.

The protesters asked Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra to order payment of the amount.

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