Miramshah (April 30, 2018): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that basic facilities will be provided to tribal people on priority basis.
According to the details, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa made a joint visit to Miramshah in North Waziristan on Monday.
Addressing a tribal Jirga in Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan Agency on Monday, he said FATA will be included in the national mainstream and all political parties are serious of about it.He said that Miranshah will be developed as it is the gateway to Central Asia.
“Miramshah is the gateway to Central Asia,”
“People of FATA should have access to the same facilities as enjoyed by people of Lahore and other Pakistanis.”
“Government and all political parties are serious in bringing FATA into the national mainstream,” PM Abbasi reiterated. “Work for bringing FATA into the national mainstream is seeing rapid development.”The Prime Minister also inaugurated a number of development projects in the area.
These include the newly constructed bazar, a bus terminal and Ghulam Khan National Logistics Cell Terminal.
These projects will promote trade and business activities in the agency.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Zafar Iqbal Jhagra and Corps Commander Peshawar Lt. General Nazir Ahmed Butt were also present on the occasion.
The elders of the Utmanzai tribe demanded fulfilment of promises made to the affectees of Operation Zarb-e-Azb. “The government should give reasonable compensation to the affected traders, shopkeepers and house owners,” the tribal leaders maintained.
In January, PM Abbasi and COAS visited the Special Service Group (SSG) Headquarters at Cherat, an ISPR press release stated.Upon arrival, PM laid a floral wreath at the martyr’s monument. He was briefed about the SSG, their capabilities and performance. The Army special forces also demonstrated their skills and operational capabilities.
While addressing SSG officers, the prime minister wholeheartedly appreciated their performance contributions during the ongoing effort against terrorism.