MIRANSHAH: In his first ever official visit, Prime Minister Imran Khan along with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday arrived at Miranshah, the headquarter of North Waziristan tribal district where he has been briefed by military commanders about the security situations and developments projects in the area.
In a tweet Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor said that PM was briefed on security situation, ongoing stability operations, socio economic projects and rehabilitation of Temporarily Displaced Persons. The tweet said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Ghulam Khan terminal and fencing border and address a tribal Jirga of local elders at Miranshah.
Prime Minister and COAS arrived at Miran Shah, North Waziristan. Being briefed on security situation, ongoing stability operations, socio-eco projects & rehab of TDPs. PM will later visit Ghulam Khan Terminal/ border fencing and address jirga of local elders at Miran Shah. pic.twitter.com/6mcbtkTssj
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) November 26, 2018
Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman, Chief Minister KP Mehmood Khan and Defense Minister Pervez Khattak are also accompanying the Prime Minister who is expected to announce establishment of two more universities, large hospitals and sports complex in the tribal districts.
Imran Khan is also expected to make important announcements about the ongoing merger process of tribal districts with KP. It will be the first visit by the prime minister and chief minister to North Waziristan after assuming their respective offices.
The prime minister is making a visit to North Waziristan at a time when the anti-merger forces are staging protests and demanding the government to take back the merger decision.
On Saturday, the elders of Ahmedzai tribe held another Jirga at Qazi Fazal Qadir Shaheed Park in Bannu and demanded the prime minister to take a U-turn on the merger decision. The tribal elders said they will never accept the police and patwar system in the tribal districts.
The anti-merger parties are of the view that the decision was imposed on the tribal people against their will, while the government says a wide majority of people wanted the merger and they are happy to become part of KP.