RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said that Pakistan army fully supports mainstreaming of FATA and shall pursue it in line with aspirations of the tribal brothers.
The army chief interacted with and had detailed discussions with delegations of FATA tribal elders and youth jirga at the headquarters of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Delegations acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan army’s sacrifices, efforts and contributions for peace and stability and socio-economic development of FATA. They also expressed their views regarding mainstreaming of FATA and the way forward.
Gen Bajwa 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 army chief said that achievements through sacrifices of brave FATA tribals are being consolidated while we transit from relative stability to enduring peace.
Gen Bajwa also shared his engagement with Afghan leadership for enhanced cooperation and security measures along Pak-Afghan border.
He assured both delegations that Pakistan Army fully supports mainstreaming of FATA and shall pursue it in line with aspirations of the 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.