We value tribal elders’ views regarding FATA future, says COAS

13 Dec, 2017 7:17 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa interacted with FATA delegations of Tribal elders and Youth Jirga at ISPR.

According to the ISPR, the COAS held detailed discussion with both delegations separately. Delegations acknowledge and appreciated Pakistan Army’s sacrifices, efforts and contributions for peace and stability and socio-economic development of FATA. The delegations expressed their respective views regarding mainstreaming of FATA and way forward.

The COAS lauded tribal elders and youth for their determination and support to Pakistan Army in fight against terrorism. He valued their views regarding future of FATA.

The COAS said that achievements through sacrifices of brave tribals of FATA are being consolidated while we transit from relative stability to enduring peace. He also shared his engagement with Afghan leadership for enhanced cooperation and security measures along Pak-Afghan border.

The COAS assured both delegations that Pakistan Army fully supports mainstreaming of FATA and shall pursue it in line with aspirations of our tribal brothers. He advised the youth to continue playing their role towards peace and progress of FATA and Pakistan as they are the future leaders.

The Commander Peshawar Corps, DG ISI, CGS and other senior Army officers were also present.

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