COAS Kayani visits South Waziristan
February 16, 2010 Leave a comment
WANA: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited South Waziristan Agency to see the progress of rehabilitation process and implementation of Quick Impact Projects.
These Projects are being undertaken by the Pakistan Army, in consultation with local tribes and in coordination with the Civil Administration, for social uplift of the affected areas.
The COAS performed the earth-breaking ceremonies of two main roads of the area: Road Tank-Jandola-Sararogha-Makeen and Road Tank-Khajuri-Tanai-Wana. A large number of notables of Mehsud and Wazir Tribes were present at the occasion.
While interacting with the tribal notables, the COAS thanked them for their resolve and support and attributed success of Military Operations to the will and determination of the people of Waziristan.
He emphasized the need for rapid development of the area to consolidate gains made through Military Operations. He also reiterated that the Army will not abandon the tribal people and will continue to play its role in rehabilitation of the Displaced People and development of the area.
He asked the local tribesmen to come forward and assume ownership of the development works being initiated in their areas.