The US Military is Preparing to Fly in Humanitarian Aid to Pakistans' IDPs

The US military is preparing to fly in humanitarian aid to Pakistan to help the almost 1.5 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) forced to flee fighting in the Swat, Malakand and other fidgety areas, the Pentagon said on Monday.

The Defense Department was drawing up foundation plans to ferry food, water and tents to help those displaced by the Pakistani army's offensive against Taliban militants, spokesman Bryan Whitman said. "The Pakistanis could use some basic humanitarian assistance that the United States is prepared to provide," Whitman told reporters. A request was pending from Islamabad for humanitarian aid and final details were being worked out through the State Department, he said.

The aid would include packaged Halal meals, water trucks and tents. "We are looking at providing assistance in those three categories, and potentially in other areas," he said. "We want to be there to help them," Whitman added. "We want to demonstrate that we are good partners." About 1.45 million people have been displaced as Pakistan's operations against Taliban militants entered a fourth week on Monday, with infantry troops waging street battles in towns of the Swat district.

Islamabad ordered the offensive under mounting US pressure, after the insurgents took up positions just 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Pakistani capital, having broken out of their hub in Swat.

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It is quite late but at least US Army comes towards the right step and there will be no delay made in shipping of these aid goods as the condition over Swat, Malakand, Buner, Dir & other adjacent areas is already not fine and if a quick action is not made in these areas then chances of casualties from hunger will be increased.

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