Adnan Bitani

Adnan Bitani

A freelance journalist , investigative reporter and stringer at VOA Deewa Radio/Tv who divides his time between Islamabad and the Tribal belt of Pakistan. He tweets @Bitani1 (twitter.com/Bitani1)

Even after one year, Mehwish remains an IDP

Mehwish is a nine-year-old girl who lives in Haider Khel, a small village in Tehsil Mir Ali, North Waziristan. She has a younger brother named Akash and a widowed mother and grandmother. She is currently living as an internally displaced person (IDP) in Muhammad Khel, Bannu, where she shares a half-kenal house with five other families; approximately, 30 individuals presently reside in the same house. Mehwish was only three-years-old when her father, Shakeel, was targeted and killed by an unknown airstrike in 2007. After her father’s demise, Mehwish has been very pro-active with her studies. She, like countless other Malalas, strived for education and began her early schooling ...

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