Jirga Held To Resolve Traders’ Issues in NWA: DG ISPR

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Rawalpindi (April 22, 2018): Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Sunday said a jirgah was held, on the army chief’s instructions, to resolve the issues of traders from North Waziristan Agency.

The government and the traders agreed to form a committee, headed by the political agent to compensate the traders in North Waziristan during the Jirga. The military’s spokesperson, in the press statement, said there exists no issue that cannot be resolved through talks.Major General Ghafoor added that residents of the tribal areas had joined hands with the forces to make great sacrifices for the establishment of peace, adding that operations conducted by the armed forces had eliminated terrorism.

 The resolution of problems faced by citizens is the first priority of the state, said the DG ISPR. He stressed that he would not let the country’s peace be put at stake by enemies of the state. Tribal notables chanted slogans of ‘long live Pakistan Army and Pakistan’ at the end of the jirgah.A statement issued by the political agent had also confirmed that a jirgah had been held to resolve the problems faced by the traders from North Waziristan Agency in Miramshah earlier today. DG ISPR Major General Ghafoor, GCO North Waziristan and civil leadership, including FATA’s additional chief secretary, political agent and assistant political agent,  were in attendance.

Discussions were held for the monetary compensation of the shop-owners in North Waziristan. President of the Traders Union was also in attendance of the meeting.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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