Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said that the nation would never allow the reign of terror to return to North Waziristan.
“It’s time for Waziristan and other districts to flourish and prosper,” he was quoted as saying by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) during his visit to the district on Wednesday.
Gen Qamar was apprised on the area’s security situation on the occasion. He was also briefed on border management, as well as, progress of development works and rehabilitation of temporarily displaced persons, the military’s media wing said.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) also gave directives to focus on stability operations and socio-economic development so as to achieve enduring peace in the area.
Gen Qamar lauded the troops courage and dedication while interacting with them during his visit.
Earlier on September 24, the army chief had said that the honour and security of the country always comes first while addressing the cadets on his visit to the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul.
“The honour and security of the country always comes first, the honour, safety and welfare of the soldiers comes next and the comfort of officers comes last always and every time,” he said.