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WFP halts operations

ISLAMABAD: The World Food Programme (WFP) on Sunday temporarily stopped its food distribution operation in Bajaur Agency after the suicide attack on a checkpost.
Around 36,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are being facilitated through the WFP operation and getting food items on regular basis, said a spokesman of WFP. The spokesman told APP that curfew was imposed in the area after the terrorist attack , due to which the WFP halted its operation. WFP spokesman Amjad Jamal said all the staff was in the area. As soon as the situation becomes normal, they will start distribution of food among IDPs, he added.
“We wanted to continue the operation. But due to imposition of the curfew in area, the WFP workers were unable to move anywhere. The authorities decided to halt it temporarily,” he said while responding to a question. The spokesman also condemned the blast in Bajaur Agency, which killed scores of persons.  He prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed souls in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved families to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude and equanimity. He also prayed for early recovery of the injured. -APP


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