Govt flayed for failing to rehabilitate displaced Parachinar families.

KOHAT -- The Parachinar reforms committee has assailed the government for failing to rehabilitate the internally displaced tribesmen driven out of their homes in 2007 due to sectarian tensions.

In a statement issued here on Tuesday, Attaullah Ghilgi, a spokesman of the committee, which is based in Kohat, said about 5,000 families were displaced, but deplored the government's inaction in their resettlement.

He said the displaced families would start protest demonstrations in major cities against the government's 'apathy'.

He said male members of the families had been earning a living in different parts of the country, adding the displaced people were facing problems in arranging accommodation, education of their children and marriages of their children.

Mr Ghilgi said the authorities' plan to accommodate the displaced people outside Parachinar in a new city had been on the backburner for last six years. He demanded that displaced families should be paid compensation for reconstruction of their house and restarting their businesses.

RALLY: Residents of Jarma area here held a protest rally against the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan for 'attacking' the army and the judiciary in a bid to grab power.

The rally was held on the Indus Highway. The participants said the former prime minister was trying to...

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