BANNU: The Chief Minister of Punjab Mr Shahbaz Sharif has announced that 2,000 Homes will be built for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in North Waziristan. He has reached in Bannu in order to express solidarity with the IDPs of North Waziristan while the governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Sardar Mehtab Abbsasi and the Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed were accompanying Shahbaz Sharif on his visit to Bannu.
In the meantime, the Punjab Chief Minister also announced that the government of Punjab would pay Rs350 million to at least 54,000 displaced families. He added that a hospital costing Rs1 billion as well as a university would also be built by the government of Punjab in North Waziristan.
Concerning the ongoing operation Zarb-i-Azb in North Waziristan, he said that the country would be changed by this war into what the Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Dr Allama Iqbal dreamt. During his visit in Bannu, he distributed Eid gifts and relief goods among the IDPs.
Shahbaz Sharif stated that despite being a difficult time for IDPs but for all the Pakistanis, the whole nation is standing in support for IDPs. He further said that it was a great sacrifice that the IDPs left their homes in order to pacify the North Waziristan and their sacrifice would not be wasted.