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Text of bureau report headlined "Militancy giving rise to beggary in Peshawar" published by Pakistani newspaper Dawn website on 27 June
Peshawar, June 26: The militancy and measures to curb it in FATA [Federally Administered Tribal Areas] and other areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have led to increase in number of beggars on Peshawar streets. It is estimated that of the total alms seekers some 10 to 15 per cent people belong to the volatile regions and most of them are children.
City government officials said the number of beggars on different roads, bazaars, intersections and streets was increasing with each passing day and only in Peshawar their number had increased to …