Internal displacement in Pakistan’s north-western Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa (KP) has continued for at least six years, but reached a massive scale from 2008 to 2009. As of the end of July 2010, there were around two million internally displaced people (IDPs), 1.4 million of them registered by the government.
06 September 2010 | Country Profile
The ongoing wave of displacement in Pakistan is the single largest population movement recorded in the country since it was created in 1947.
02 December 2009 | Country Profile
Military operations against armed opposition groups in Pakistan have displaced hundreds of thousands of people in recent months, according to the limited information available. While many of the internally displaced people (IDPs) have apparently been able to return to their areas of origin after an end to the fighting, others remain displaced with little access to humanitarian assistance.
15 May 2008 | Country Profile
Army operations targeting insurgent groups in Waziristan and Balochistan are the main causes of conflict-induced displacement in Pakistan today. There is no official information on the number of people displaced and access of journalists and aid workers to the affected areas is tightly restricted.
10 October 2006 | Country Profile
Up to 50,000 people were internally displaced due to security operations by the Pakistani military in South Waziristan during 2004 and an undetermined number remain internally displaced today. Since March 2004, some 70,000 troops have been based in the region to remove foreign fighters suspected of “terrorist” activities and seeking shelter among the tribal population.
10 June 2005 | Country Profile
For more than thirty years, repeated military stand-offs and intensive shelling between Indian and Pakistani military forces have temporarily displaced thousands of people living along the Pakistani side of the Line of Control that has divided Kashmir since 1972. The number of internally displaced increased dramatically when the conflict between India and Pakistan intensified in 2002.
14 January 2004 | Country Profile
As of June 2002 it was reported that about 45,000 people had become internally displaced in the southern part of Pakistani controlled Kashmir as a result of the dramatic military build-up on both sides of the Line of Control (LOC) that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India.
01 January 2003 | Country Profile
During British colonial rule in India, Kashmir was a quasi-independent state with a majority Muslim population but a Hindu ruler. After British rule of the subcontinent ended in 1947, dispute over Kashmir has been the flash point for two wars between India and Pakistan (IMTD 2001). Alongside the rival claims of India and Pakistan a rebel Muslim separatist movement has been active in the territory since 1989.
01 October 2001 | Country Profile