Thousands Flee Pakistan’s S. Waziristan Region

I don’t know how our nation will ever recover from this war. A nation which was already suffering from poverty and illiteracy got struck by a massive earthquake resulting in a huge humanitarian and financial loss is now facing probably the worst crises of its history after 1971 East Pakistan separation.

When our leaders will learn that war is not the solution for our problems ? It will destroy us but I think they only think in terms of dollars.

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Thousands Flee Pakistan’s S. Waziristan Region

Source: http://www.infowars.com/thousands-flee-pakistans-s-waziristan-region/

Lisa Schlein
VOA News
October 16, 2009

The U.N. refugee agency reports thousands of people are fleeing Pakistan’s South Waziristan region in anticipation of military operations against insurgents. U.N. agencies estimate more than 100,000 people have become displaced since May.

Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province is awash with homeless people who fled the fighting between government troops and Taliban militants.

The most dramatic exodus occurred earlier this year when more than two million people fled their homes in the Swat Valley.

UNHCR spokesman, Andrej Mahecic, says his agency does not expect an outflow of people on that scale from Waziristan. Nevertheless, he says a substantial number of people are fleeing to safer regions.

“In recent days, local authorities have begun registering new arrivals, with more than 800 families registered over the past three days out of an estimated 2,000 families that have moved into that area,” he said.

“While some of the movement from South Waziristan may be seasonal migration, most families say they are fleeing expected bombardments. If full-scale military operations are launched, the numbers of displaced people are likely to rise significantly,” he added.

Mahecic says most of the displaced are staying with host families or have rented rooms. He says the UNHCR is working with local partners to distribute relief supplies, such as plastic sheets, sleeping mats, jerry cans and kitchen sets to displaced people from South Waziristan.

In the meantime, spokesman for the World Health Organization, Paul Garwood, says medical supplies in the region are insufficient.

“Water supplies to health facilities are reaching only 42 percent of these health facilities,” he said. “So, there is a great lack of water. Medical staff, particularly female health staff, are in short number and the health cluster has received only 37 percent of funding requested,” he stressed.

The U.N. agencies say the deteriorating situation in Pakistan continues to hinder their humanitarian operations in the country. In addition, they say they have had to adjust their operations in the wake of attacks on U.N. staff and general insecurity.

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Brig. (R) Imtiaz and timing of his appearance.

Switch to any news channel of Pakistan the major issue you will find for discussion is 1992 military operation in Karachi which MQM claims was against MQM and army/PML-N claims was against the miscreants and robbers and all this was started by one man Brigadier (R) Imtiaz who is appearing on every channel opening a Pandora box of Pakistan’s political history.

It is a thing to be asked with NRO beneficiary Brigadier (R) Imtiaz that what and who has provoked him to reveal all the things after 17 years.

Apart from the blame game and media spice the timing is really important.

National media which was discussing issues of :

1 ) Pervaiz Musharraf trial under Article 6 of high treason.

2 ) NRO case.

3 ) USA embassy or I should say military fortress being built in Pakistan.

4 ) Corruption of Zardari government and destruction of national institutions.

5 ) Sugar scandal.

6 ) Electricity crisis and rental power issues.

7 ) 12 May 2007 killings in Karachi.

8 ) Benazir Bhutto murder and UN investigation.

is now wasting their time in discussion the issue which should have been settled in court by the politicians specially MQM as it claims to be the victim party.

Also we need to look what else has happened during this time:

1 ) Northern areas are given the provincial status which has really damaged the Kashmir cause. Yasin Malik of JKLF has shown his reservations on this as well.

2 ) Cabinet has approved the Rental power project which is a straight 200 bn Rs corruption scandal.

3 ) Dogar is back with challenging the 31st July 2009 historical decision of Supreme Court of Pakistan.

4 ) Government has stopped the actions against those who created the sugar crisis in the country.

Now the question comes who are the prime beneficiaries :

1 ) Pervaiz Musharraf as his case is now gone at the back on media thanks to Brig. (R) Imtiaz.

2 ) Asif Zardari as Minus one is also now gone at the back on media.

3 ) MQM and Altaf as they have again proved themselves as an asset for establishment,Musharraf and Zardari apart from other political gains they have got.

I hope the sanity will prevail and people will understand the game the likes of Zardari,Musharraf,Kiyani and team are playing.