Ex-servicemen send relief goods to North Waziristan IDPs

Rawalpindi: The Pakistan Ex-servicemen Association (PESA) on Thursday dispatched first consignment of relief goods for the people of North Waziristan displaced during operation Zarb-e-Azb.

The supplies include edibles and lifesaving drugs which would be handed over to in charge of the relief operations at Bannu Cantonment Major General Jameel Rao.

Patron of PESA Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Kaleem Sadaat, Major General (Retd) HUK Niazi, Brig. Mian Mahmood, Brig. Simon Sharaf, Brig. Masood ul Hassan, Major Farooq Hamid Khan, Major Doctor Zaheeruddin Baabar, Sq. Leader Mahboob Ilahi Siddiqui were also present on the occasion.

Earlier, during a meeting, the former military officers said that urgent steps are needed to avoid a human catastrophe in the war-affected area. They noted that military action is not enough as winning hearts of the locals in important to defeat terrorism for which we must facilitate the IDPs in every respect.

The former military strategists said that government should urgently deduct funds from schemes launched for political mileage as humanity need urgent assistance.

They called upon masses, chambers of commerce, traders, industrialists and government officials not to waste money on frivolous ceremonies and other functions during and help the needy.

PESA members noted that a businessman linked to real estate has announced to provide Rs 500 million for IDPs but the billionaire politicians sitting in the government are ignoring the plight of poor which is unfortunate.

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