Militants trying to enter Peshawar in guise of flood victims: Report

August 2nd, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Peshawar, Aug 2(ANI): Taking advantage of the internal mass migration of people in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province due to heavy flooding, militants are reportedly trying to enter Peshawar and other districts of the province.

According to the Nation, amid reports of movement of militants in the guise of flood victims, the law enforcement agencies have alerted the provincial government, while stressing for the need for taking measures to strengthen security in the region.

In the report sent to KP Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan, the law enforcement authorities have directed his government to register all those people who are migrating into the province.

Even though six days have passed since the devastating floods hit KP, thousands of people are still suffering due to food, shelter and drinking water crisis.

The death toll has risen to 1,300, with waterborne diseases adding to the misery of the people.

The UN has estimated that some one million people have been affected by the floods, but only a few hundreds have received relief from the government and the remaining are in need of immediate assistance.

Swat, Shangla, Charsadda and Nowshera districts were the worst-hit areas, where thousands of people were marooned in flooded villages, and needed immediate evacuation and food supply. (ANI)

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