GHALLANAI, 27 September: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday inaugurated Nahqi Tunnel at Halimzai tehsil of Mohmand Agency. The tunnel would improve accessibility to Bajaur agency, Chitral, Malakand and Peshawar.

The tunnel was constructed by Frontier Works Organisation. During the inauguration ceremony, Governor  Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Corps Commander Peshawar political agent Mohamand Agency and elected representative of the agency Bilal Rahman were also present.

Tribal elders who were also present at the ceremony informed the COAS about their problems including disconnection of mobile service, closure of Gorsal gate on Pak-Afghan border, blockage of identity cards and water shortage.

Later, COAS also visited Swat where he inaugurated Army Public School. He said that army had rendered matchless sacrifices for peace in Swat and lauded people’s cooperation in this regard.