COAS spends Eid with troops in Waziristan, PM visits Narowal flood victims

Published: October 6, 2014
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COAS Raheel Sharif and PM Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: ISPR/AFP

COAS Raheel Sharif and PM Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: ISPR/AFP

NAROWAL: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif spent Eidul Azha with soldiers fighting terrorists in North Waziristan, while Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited Narowal to meet flood victims, Express News reported on Monday. 

General Raheel Sharif offered Eid prayers in Wana and later visited Miramshah.

DG ISPR Asim Bajwa, in a tweet, said the army chief also visited a camp of internally displaced persons in Bakakhel and pledged continued support to them.

The army chief later visited an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Bannu where he said the army will work for maximum relief and rehabilitation.

Further, he announced a Fata youth package which will induct 14,000 men from Fata in the army, and 1,000 people will be inducted in the first six months.

Gen Raheel also announced free education facilities for 1,500 children in Fata which will be provided in army schools and colleges.

PM visit 

Prime Minister Nawaz inspected damage done by the recent floods and appreciated Punjab government’s efforts in dealing with the catastrophe. He also announced compensation for the damage caused by the floods.

“Every house that has been damaged will be compensated for,” he said, adding that measures would be taken to prevent such damage in the future, however that will cost a lot.

He reiterated that the government would work hard to make such projects possible and eradicate poverty from across the country.

Ahsan Iqbal accompanied the prime minister on his visit to the flood-hit region.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • rizwan
    Oct 6, 2014 - 1:41PM

    I sincerely hope this was a genuine camp which PM visited. On a separate note, it amazes me that all bold and tall promises of an Utopian land are always written in future tense. Future is bright, especially if you are a Gullu born in a Butt family.

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  • RM
    Oct 6, 2014 - 4:22PM

    PM go and have eid with troops….have some shame!

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  • Blithe
    Oct 6, 2014 - 4:35PM

    Well done!!!

    Forget the miscreants in D Chowk bad focus on real work .

    Miscreants in D Chowk are imploding

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  • Tariq Mahmood
    Oct 6, 2014 - 5:03PM

    Good photo session was it Mr Shariff???

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  • Tariq Mahmood
    Oct 6, 2014 - 5:08PM

    Sorry, to clarify, that question was to Mr Sharif of Raiwind Palace.

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  • bechari-awam
    Oct 6, 2014 - 11:44PM

    I still believe it’s a better gesture even if it is fake one than to make fun of people’s intelligence by slaughtering animals on D-chowk just to pamper your sky high ego.

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  • Junaid
    Oct 7, 2014 - 12:32AM

    And where did Imran Khan spend his Eid day ? At Dharna…..What a joke …

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  • Praveen-USA
    Oct 7, 2014 - 3:51AM

    The 4 Stars suits and looks good on Gen. Raheel.

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  • Zaka
    Oct 7, 2014 - 2:02PM

    PM spends Eid with the flood affectees while Imran Khan is busy dancing at dharna and preaching hate. Shame on PTI

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  • Rex Minor
    Oct 7, 2014 - 6:23PM

    The perpetrator goes to his victims! Ofcourse, he understands the their language and familiar with their culture of pakhtunwali.

    Rex Minor

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  • John
    Oct 8, 2014 - 6:46PM

    The reason why I am no longer a follower of PTI and will instead for Nawaz Sharif. I don’t understand what has gone wrong with Imran Khan, while people suffer he is fixated on becoming the PM by hook or crook. ShameRecommend

  • Tony
    Oct 10, 2014 - 12:12AM

    Long live our elected PM Mr. NS:)

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