GOC for Malakand division Major General Nadir Khan. - A file photo

BUNER, 26 November: The Pakistan Army’s General Officer Commanding (GOC) for Malakand division Major General Nadir Khan has said the security of Dir, Buner and other districts will soon be handed over to police and local administration.

Addressing a meeting of the local elders in Buner on Wednesday, the GOC said the security situation in these areas has improved and the security check posts and other responsibilities will be handed over to the local police and administration soon. On the occasion, General Nadir also announced establishment of a military hospital in Malakand division.

A few days ago the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had asked the federal government to call back the army from peaceful areas of the province and deploy police on the security check posts.

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