COAS General Raheel Sharif inaugurates several uplift projects in South Waziristan Agency

16 Sep, 2015 7:17 pm

PESHAWAR (92 News) – COAS General Raheel Sharif visited South Waziristan Agency (SWA) on Wednesday and inaugurated multiple projects as part of a post operation comprehensive rehabilitation plan for FATA.

It included the UAE funded state-of-the-art WANA cadet college building for 500 children from Waziristan and rest of FATA.

The college will be compatible with the best Cadet Colleges of Pakistan. The initiative will go a great length in propelling the local youth into professional colleges and change lives of their families.

Later, he commissioned 132KV grid station and a 54km transmission line at Wana as modern power infrastructure for the people of FATA as their long-standing demand.

Addressing a large gathering of tribals, the COAS said these development projects would improve quality of life of common people, create job opportunities and usher this area into economic prosperity, which is their main objective.

Later, the COAS also visited DI Khan and inaugurated USAID funded 62KM DIK-Hathala-Tank Dual Carriage Road as part of the 705 KM Central Trade Corridor linking this region with Afghanistan.

The newly constructed road by FWO will reduce traveling time between two cities from four hours to 40 minutes.

The COAS assured the locals that entire rehabilitation plan will be fully executed and the IDPs will return as per plan to a better and infra-structurally much developed region. The tribal elders thanked COAS for fulfilling promises made to them of all development work.

COAS General Raheel Sharif said that operation Zarb-e-Azb is in its final stage in the fewer left out pockets. “Pakistan Army with support of the nation has successfully evicted terrorists from the area.”

He appreciated the support of the tribal brethren in combating terrorism and acknowledged their sacrifices in the war against terrorism.

He assured the tribal people that having paid the price for operational successes, terrorists would never be allowed to return and Army will not go back till job fully done.

He urged tribals to continue supporting security and rehabilitating operations to achieve end objective of enduring peace and prosperity in these areas.

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