Zarb e Azb produced positive results; normalcy returning to FATA agencies: President

ISLAMABAD, May 23 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain
Monday said that operation Zarb e Azb had produced positive results and situation was returning to normalcy in seven agencies of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Talking to a delegation of tribal elders from FATA that
called on him at the Aiwan e Sadr, here, the President said
the government had allocated a large sum for resettlement of displaced persons.

Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan and tribal elders from seven
agencies were present on the occasion.

He said that the return of displaced persons to their
homes of three agencies of tribal areas had been completed
while the return of the people of other three agencies would
be completed soon.

President Mamnoon lauded the immense sacrifices of the
people of FATA and said that reforms committee of the
government was working on priority basis for the betterment of FATA.

“The situation of FATA will improve further after
introducing reforms there” the President remarked.

He emphasized that no constitutional change would be
introduced without taking the people of FATA into confidence.

The President underlined that the government would leave
no stone unturned in rehabilitation of infrastructure in FATA
destroyed due to terrorist activities.

He said that the development of education institutions,
road networks and construction of hospitals are basic
priorities of the government. The maximum employment
opportunities would be created in tribal areas, he added.
The President noted that the youth of FATA had immense
potential and they could bring laurels by equipping them with
modern education.

President Mamnoon stated that it was government’s
responsibility to resolve the problems of tribal areas but
problems were being faced due to limited resources.

The President called for paying attention to female
education in tribal areas so that they were able to play a
positive role in development.

He said that the government was working in the right
direction, which had improved the situation of the national