70 percent of SW cleared, repatriation in progress: GOC

WEB DESK: General Officer Commanding, Major General, Khalid Javed has said that 70 percent of South Waziristan has been cleared and repatriation process of TDPs to the area is in progress.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Army Public School in Chagmalai, he said that the matchless sacrifices of Pak-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. He said that steps have been taken to ensure provision of basic amenities of life to returning tribesmen in their respective areas. He said that Pakistan Army has played a remarkable role for initiating various developmental programs after achieving the task of establishing lasting peace in the area. He also formally inaugurated phase three of giving financial assistance to affectees of operation Rah-e-Najat, saying Rs 1.5billion cheques are being distributed.

Speaking on the occasion, Political Agent Zafar-ul-Islam Khattak said that Pak-Army and political administration has been striving for the timely disbursement of financial assistance among the affected tribesmen. He said that so far cheques of financial assistance amounting to Rs 1.93billion have been distributed in phase one.

Source : Business Recorder