PESHAWAR: Director General of Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA), Arshad khan was suspended on Monday over complaints of delays in cash payout and non-registration of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
The orders for suspension were made by Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Abbasi following which Secretary Administration Abdul Majeed was posted as acting DG FDMA.
The displacement of North Waziristan inhabitants start with the Pakistan Army’s launching the grand operation named ‘Zarb-i-Azb’ against Taliban militants in the stronghold following a Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan-claimed attack on Karachi airport and failure of peace talks between government and Taliban negotiators.
So far more than 900,000 IDPs have been registered with the FDMA, among them 235,499 are male and 261,734 are female, and the rest 393,636 are children who are in facing severe health hazards and ailments. Almost half of that number, mostly children and woman, face serious health hazards due to poor hygienic conditions, in addition to severe hot weather which has increase ARI (Acute Respiratory Infection), gastro infections, skin and other water borne disease.