WANA: (APP) General Officer Commanding , Major General Khalid Javaid Friday said that Pakistan Army had played a remarkable role for initiating various development programs after establishing lasting peace in the area.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Army Public School in Chagmalai, he said that matchless sacrifices of Pakistan Army for the establishment of peace would always be remembered. The ceremony among others was attended by Brigadier Tabassum Habib, Political Agent Zafar-ul-Islam Khattak and elders of Mehsud and Barki tribes.
Major General Khalid Javaid said that 70 percent of South Waziristan has been cleared and repatriation process has been started. He said that steps had been taken to ensure provision of basic amenities of life to returning tribesmen in their respective areas. He also formally inaugurated phase three of giving financial assistance to affectees of operation Rah-e-Nijat, saying Rs1.5billion cheques were being distributed.
Speaking on the occasion, Political Agent Zafar-ul-Islam Khattak said that Pakistan Army and political administration had been striving for the timely disbursement of financial assistance among the affected tribesmen. He said that so far cheques of financial assistance amounting to Rs1.93billion had been distributed during phase one.
Elders of Kani Garm area expressed satisfaction over the efforts of Pakistan Army and political administration for financial assistance and providing other facilities among tribesmen in their respective areas.