Nilofer Qazi

Nilofer Qazi

She is a social political activists, liberal and has secular views. Also a public policy specialist with an interest in the visual arts. Supports Sahil's work, as volunteer, currently fundraising for Sarhad rural support program for programs and activities in support of the IDPs from NWA. She tweets as @ninoqazi (twitter.com/ninoqazi)

This is what I saw in Bannu

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Bannu district, where the majority of the 500,000 plus Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), primarily from Mir Ali and Miranshah in North Waziristan Agency, have moved to escape the military operation called Zarb-e-Azb (apparently) against the terrorists who continue to threaten the people of Pakistan. This is not the first displaced population I have seen or engaged with close up, but the feeling of being overwhelmed never fails to leave. As one enters the garrison town of Bannu, visibly under the control of and closely monitored by the military, roadblocks line all entrances of the town ...

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