N.Waziristan cleared of terrorists due to army’s sustained operations: President

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 14 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday
said North Waziristan including Shawal Valley had been completely
cleared of miscreants and peace was restored due to sustained
operations of the army.

Talking to Member National Assembly Muhammad Nazir Khan who
led a delegation from his constituency in North Waziristan Agency,
the President said the repatriation and rehabilitation of Internally
Displaced Persons (IDPs) was being carried out on priority.

The President said no stone would be left unturned in
providing educational, health and other development facilities to
the tribal people.

He expressed his satisfaction over the pace of return of the
displaced persons to their homes and said the government in
consultation with the local representatives would ensure restoration
of economic and commercial activities.

President Mamnoon appreciated that the army had undertaken a
lot of work for infrastructure development and construction of
health and educational institutions.

He said the FATA Secretariat would be directed to expedite
work on development and welfare projects in consultation with the
local representatives.

President Mamnoon paid tributes to the people of tribal areas
for rendering immense sacrifices during the war against terrorism
and said the entire nation valued their contribution in restoration
of peace in the region.

Muhammad Nazir Khan, also the Parliamentary Secretary,
Ministry of Professional and Technical Training briefed the
President about the overall development activities in North
Waziristan Agency.

He said due to the commitment of the government and the Army,
the area had been completely cleared of the terrorists and peace had
been restored.

He also submitted proposals regarding infrastructure
development, provision of health and education facilities and
development of agriculture in the area.