Relative stability to enduring peace takes toll: Bajwa

Staff Report
2017-12-14
RAWALPINDI: Chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa interacted, on Wednesday, with two federally administered tribal areas (FATA) delegations comprising of tribal elders and youth, separately, whereat Bajwa mentioned that achievements through martyrdoms of brave FATA inhabitants are being consolidated as we transit from relative stability to enduring peace; an inter services public relations (ISPR) statement said.

Both the delegations acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan army's sacrifices, efforts and contributions for peace, stability and socio economic development of FATA. They expressed their respective views regarding mainstreaming of FATA and the way forward.

COAS Bajwa lauded tribal elders and youth for their determination and support to Pakistan army in fight against terrorism. He valued their views regarding the future and shared with them his engagements with Afghan leadership on enhanced cooperation and security measures along Pak-Afghan border.

He assured both the 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.

Peshawar corps commander, inter services intelligence (ISI) director general, chief of general staff (CGS) and other senior army officers were present.