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.
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.