US Senate delegation visits SWA along with COAS

1 COAS and US delegation being briefed during their visit to South Waziristan Agency today

RAWALPINDI, July 3 (APP): A delegation of US Senate Arms Committee
headed by Senator John Mc’Cain along with Chief of Army Staff (COAS)
General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited South Waziristan Agency (SWA) on
The delegation was briefed about Pakistan-Afghan border security
including recent measures for its improvement through fencing and
enhanced surveillance.
The delegation was also briefed on socio-economic development
efforts in the agency, said an ISPR press release.
The delegation was flown over the agency to have view of the
border area, newly constructed forts and posts besides development
works including schools, colleges, hospitals, sports stadiums, water
supply schemes and road infrastructure.
The delegation, having seen the realities on ground, acknowledged
efforts and sacrifices by Pakistan Army and the local tribes for reestablishing peace and order in the area.
The Senators reiterated importance of institutionalized
Pak-Afghan border security coordination and cooperation mechanism.
Later, the delegation was scheduled to visit Line of Control
which could not get through due to bad weather.
The COAS thanked Senators for their visit and their support in
socio-economic uplift of Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
Earlier, upon arrival at Wana, the delegation was received by
Commander Peshawar Corpse Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt and the General
Officer Commanding Wana.