Tribal elders in the country’s troubled northwest areas have requested the Pakistan Army to stay in the region until the reconstruction and resettlement works are completed, a statement issued by the military’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said on Tuesday.
“Tribal people are happy with the improved security and peace in their area,” Director General ISPR Lt-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa said on microblogging website Twitter.
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NWA:Tribals happy with improved security,peace in their area.Requested Army should not leave till return reconst,re-settlement completes-2— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) March 22, 2016
The development came as Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif visited the Shawal Valley of North Waziristan Agency, where the army is currently engaged in the final phase of ongoing military operation.
During his visit to the agency, the army chief lauded the progress made by the troops in the Shawal operation as he vowed to continue the operation until the elimination of all the militant hideouts from the mountanious region.
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General Raheel also observed that the farthest edges of the agency were being cleared during the operation’s final phase. “650sq-km has already cleared so far in the final phase of the operation,” said another tweet.
Further, the tribal elders put forth their demand of setting up the quality education institutions for the local students.
COAS-NWA:Tribal elders demanded quality education institutions 4 boys&girls.Visibly keen to resume more productive life for their families-3— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) March 22, 2016
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Earlier, the army chief laid down the founding stone of the Younus Khan Sports Complex in Miranshah, which will be completed within five months and provide a state of the art facility for the local youth.
NWA:TDPs resettlement,Earth breaking Younas Khan sports complex 4 youth.state of the art,be completed in 9 months-5 pic.twitter.com/lfD05w5cVy— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) March 22, 2016
Giving statistics about the resettlement, Asim Bajwa tweeted:
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