| GEO Pakistan|
| IDPsí refugee camps near Karachi removed|
| Updated at: 0245 PST, Tuesday, May 26, 2009|
KARACHI: The refugee camps of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) hailing from Malakand Division, which had been set up near Karachi superhighway, have surprisingly been removed on Monday, Geo news reported.
According to authorities, the refugee camps were removed owing to unfavorable security arrangements and inadequate facilities present for the IDPs there adding that the camps will be transferred somewhere else while local people said the removal of the camps took place after the people of the area staged protest as the refugee camps had been set up illegally on the land of the local village.
58 kilometers from Karachi near Nooriabad area, the refugee camps were established for the IDPs came from Malakand Division.
Denying the claims of the local people, the authorities in deface, termed the removal of the IDPsí refugee camps as a step taken due to the inadequate security arrangements and facilities for the displaced people in that area and vowed to transfer the camps onto other alternative place.