PM Imran visits North Waziristan

MIRANSHAH: “No other country or their armed forces have done what Pakistan and its armed forces have done in war against terrorism”, said Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to Miranshah on Monday. “We have fought an imposed war inside our country as our war at a very heavy cost of sweat & blood and lose to our socio-economic fibre. We shall not fight any such war again inside Pakistan. We are for peace beyond borders including in Afghanistan. We shall play our role in Afghan peace process along with other stake holders as peace in Afghanistan is critical for achieving enduring peace in Pakistan, he was quoted as saying by a press release issued by ISPR, a media wing of armed forces of Pakistan, on Monday.

The press release said that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa and key federal and provincial ministers, Governor KP and Chief Minister KP accompanied PM to North Waziristan.

Upon arrival PM laid floral wreath at the Martyrs’ Monument. He was briefed in details about operations conducted, ongoing stability operations, rehabilitation of TDPs, socio-economic development projects and fencing along Pak-Afg Border. PM also visited Ghulam Khan Border terminal and saw the border fencing, the statement said.

Addressing a combined Jirga of elders from North & South Waziristan, Imran Khan greatly appreciated people of erstwhile FATA/ KP who had gone through a very challenging and difficult times of facing terrorism. He hailed achievements of Pakistan Army, all other security forces and intelligence agencies for their successful operations against terrorists.

He paid rich tribute to the martyrs and their families who have sacrificed so much for the safety, security and prosperity of the people of Pakistan and the motherland.

The Prime Minister announced various welfare packages for the newly established districts of erstwhile FATA. He announced establishing of an education University, Army Cadet College and job opportunities including enrolment in law enforcement agencies for tribal people. “A new Pakistan is in the making”, PM concluded.