Marvi Memon stages sit-in outside Bannu jail for IDPs release
BANNU (Web Desk) – Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Marvi Memon today (Saturday) staged sit-in outside Bannu jail, seeking release of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan tribal region.November 15, 2014
More than hundred IDPs were detained on Thursday for pelting stones at police during protest against mismanagement at ration distribution center near Bannu Sports Complex.
Expressing solidarity with the IDPs, the PML-N leader posted a tweet:November 15, 2014
Marvi Memon said that IDPs should be treated as guests and use of force against them will not be tolerated. They were only looking for ration and tents, she added.
She urged the DPO and Home Secretary to release the protestors immediately.
So let s c how long it takes for Idps to b released. Clock is ticking pic.twitter.com/PpJnkvbpzm— Marvi Memon (@marvi_memon) November 15, 2014
More than 800,000 people fled flighting in North Waziristan when the army began their offensive, code-named Zarb-e-Azb, against militants in mid-June.
The displaced poured into nearby towns where they faced overcrowding, a lack of food rations and high rents.