ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for SAFRON, Lt General (Retd), Abdul Qadir Baloch on Wednesday urged Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government to utilize Rs. 26 billion for helping internally displaced persons (IDPs).
The KPK government was getting an extra amount from other provinces after the NFC award, he stated this while talking to Pakistan Television channel (PTV).
He said that federal government was utilizing all available resources to provide required facilities to IDPs. The minister said that Pakistan Tehrek e Insaf (PTI) chief was against the operation launched to flush out terrorists from North Waziristan.
To a question he said that the government would provide 50,000 clothes to IDPs so that the people could celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in a proper manner.
Abdul Qadir Baloch said: “It is the responsibility of the civil society and political parties to support the IDPs by setting aside petty differences.”
Replying to a question he said: “It seemed that purpose of PTI’s long march was to sabotage the operation launched for flushing out the terrorism from this region.”
He urged the political parties particularly PTI to avoid giving irresponsible statements regarding IDPs issue.