COAS vows to bring FATA into national mainstream
General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited South Waziristan Agency and spent day with troops deployed at forward posts.
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said Pakistan Army will continue its efforts for supporting mainstreaming of FATA as per aspirations of the local tribes.
He was interacting with the troops deployed at forward posts in South Waziristan Agency on Sunday.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa directed to continue focusing on stability operations and socio-economic development for enduring peace in the area. He lauded troops' bravery and commitment, which enabled re-establishment of writ of the state. He also acknowledged and appreciated resolve of tribal brethren and the local administration for supporting Army's effort.
On his arrival in the agency, the army chief was briefed about security and stability situation in the agency, including border management and rehabilitation of temporary displaced persons.
Qamar Javed Bajwa also expressed his satisfaction on operational gains, development works and measures for better border security management.