PM directs for disbursing cash relief to NWA families

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday directed that all agencies/authorities should give cash relief to the families of North Waziristan at the registration check-points.

Keeping the urgency in view, the Prime Minister decided to do away with use of smart card for transfer of immediate relief to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

“The PM said that this process was cumbersome and would delay the relief efforts,” according to a press statement.

A committee, comprising representatives from Army, NDMA, PDMA and SAFRON would oversee the execution of this directive.

The Pakistan Army would provide one month ration to the IDPs, it added.