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2 lakh people leave South Waziristan

world Updated: Oct 27, 2009 01:22 IST

Around 200,000 people have abandoned their homes in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal area, where the military is pressing an offensive against Taliban militants, an army spokesman said.

“As of today, 26,165 families have been registered,” Colonel Waseem Shahid, spokesman for the army’s special support group, said.

He said the army uses a working average of eight members to each family. “The cricket stadium in Dera Ismail Khan has been converted into a hub of registration, and internally-displaced people are being facilitated in registration,” he added.