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JSPES, Vol. 47, No. 1-2 (Spring-Summer 2022)
pp. 76-92

Socio-Economic Impacts of Internally Displaced Persons on Host Communities In District Bannu

Izhar Ul Hassan
FATA Development Authority

Sami Ullah
Department of Economics
University of Peshawar

Khalid Mughal
Preston University Islamabad

This study was undertaken to analyze the socio-economic impact of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from tribal district North Waziristan on host communities in district Bannu. Variables focused upon included law and order, crime rate, health status, education, local property, and demand for goods and services, etc. This research was based on primary data collected from the local community of Bannu. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression analysis were used for the analysis of the data. The result revealed that IDPs from the erstwhile North Waziristan Agency brought harm to the local community in the forms of socio-economic and environmental issues. It was also found that IDPs benefited the host community economically, but that adverse effects outweighed the benefits. Adverse effects were recorded in relation to health and education facilities, transportation, peace, security, law and order, prices of goods and services, etc. Benefits recorded for the host community included price hikes in the real estate, increased rents in residential housing and shops, etc.