ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday chalked out a plan for the recovery and rehabilitation of returning families in the affected areas of Malakand Division. The plan was discussed at a high-level meeting chaired by PRCS Chairman Prof Dr Basharat Jazbi at the PRCS National Headquarters. Secretary General of PRCS Muhammad Ilyas Khan, ICRC Head of Pakistan delegation Pascal Cuttate, IFRC Acting Head of Pakistan delegation Asarul Haq, ICRC Corporation delegate Teressit Biswas, PRCS provincial branch secretaries and others high officials attended the meeting. Professor Dr Jazbi thanked the ICRC, IFRC and other national societies for their timely support in providing relief to the IDPs, adding the strong cooperation between the Red Cross and Red Crescent would mitigate the sufferings of the IDPs. Professor Jazbi lauded the work and efforts of the PRCS provincial branches in helping the displaced people and carrying out relief operations and setting up camps in the areas where no other organisation had reached. He said that after the relief phase the recovery and rehabilitation phase is more crucial and efforts would continue with more commitment and dedication so that the displaced people could start normal life. He said that PRCS was providing one month ration and medical facilities to the returning families and would also reconstruct public infrastructure in the affected areas in due course of time and determined to play a leading role in this regard. He further said that the plan was prepared keeping in view all the basic needs of the people of the affected areas assessed during his visit to Mingora and Kanju some couple of days back. Professor Jazbi said that he would also visit Swat to personally know the needs of the returning families. He said that the PRCS in collaboration with International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) had started providing relief to 350,000 IDPs living with host families besides 50,000 in the tented villages. The ICRC Pakistan delegation Head Pascal Cuttate said that Pakistan had a very crucial geographical location in the world and the ICRC along with the PRCS was determined to fully support the displaced people. He said that the ICRC and PRCS had played a leading role in providing leading role in the provision of relief and shelter to the swat affectees that migrated to the down districts of the country. He said that the ICRC and PRCS would jointly work in setting up Basic Health Units, Mobile Health Units and provision of food items in the affected areas.