Army chief asks Waziristan IDPs to return homes

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 12:45:29 by

Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani on Thursday appealed to the people of South Waziristan who have left to return to their homes and resume their normal life.

The army chief was speaking in South Waziristan after inaugurating a road.

Pakistan Army has completed third trade corridor on Pak-Afghan border in South Waziristan Agency in tribal areas to improve communication network and facilitate the people.

The 50-Kilometer road from Wana to Angoor Adda has been completed at a cost of about forty million dollars with the financial assistance of UAE.

Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani along with UAE ambassador in Pakistan inaugurated this facility Thursday morning.

Speaking on the occasion Army Chief said the army is engaged in the area to bring peace and provide protection to the people so that they could live peaceful life.

He said due to the efforts of the army operation against terrorists was completed in a month.

General Kayani said army will stay in the area till complete peace is restored.

He said the government is working on a plan to ensure development of the area by providing civic amenities to the people and construction of roads to link the area with the rest of the country.

The operation against the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan was conducted in October 2009 however majority of IDPs have not yet returned homes. The people complain that the authorities are not allowing the IDPs to return.

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