The operations in Swat, Buner, Malakand and other parts
of FATA and NWFP have led to an immense displacement of
over 2.5 million innocent people in the summer of 2009. These "Internally
Displaced Persons" or IDPs have been accommodated in
relief camps mostly in the province of NWFP.
The Petarians (a unified efforts of the Petarian
Foundation and the Petarian Association) have joined
hands with the Abdalians to set up a relief camp at the
Govt. High School no. 2 on GT Road, Peshawar (opposite
the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce).
The school facilities (which were in a poor state of
maintenance) were renovated for the plumbing/sewage
system, electrical wiring, whitewash, etc.
Pakistanis in general and the international community
responded with great generosity to try and provide
relief to the displaced people of NWFP.
The Petarians / Abdalians provided full services to
the IDPs at the camp. We provided them with comfortable
living conditions with proper bedding, etc. A proper
kitchen had been set up to provide meals three times a
Two doctors provided voluntary services for all the
medical needs, and a school had been set up for the
children. We also set up a
playground area as well.
A control and command center was established at
the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Peshawar to provide logistical support and
supplies to our camp.