NWA tribesmen want army to stay until completion of resettlement: ISPR

General Raheel Sharif visits Shawal Valley, lauds progress made in the decisive phase of ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb


News Desk March 22, 2016
PHOTO: ISPR

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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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.

21 militants killed in Shawal Valley

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.



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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.



Giving statistics about the resettlement, Asim Bajwa tweeted:

https://twitter.com/AsimBajwaISPR/status/712269533529165824

COMMENTS (4)

syed & syed | 5 years ago | Reply Army should stay in NWA otherwise weak civil administration will not be able to check terrorists. It is high time that the area be made a province or be made a part of KPK. In this way the citizens there will be able to control the area. The Army should pressurize the Central Government for the conversion of this strategic area a province.
Rex Minor | 5 years ago | Reply 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. If the Punjabi Generals were to learn the Pushtun peoples culture, they would not feel happy and secured with such an expression; it simply means that they have identified them to be buried alive in their land!! Rex Minor
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