Army fully supports mainstreaming of FATA: General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday assured delegations from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) that the Pakistan army fully supports mainstreaming of the region, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Delegations of tribal elders and youth jirga called upon the COAS at the ISPR office.

“Army supports mainstreaming of FATA in line with aspirations of tribal brothers. Youth to cont working hard being future leaders”COAS(2of2)
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) December 13, 2017
A detailed discussion with both delegations was held separately. The delegations acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan army’s sacrifices, efforts, and contributions to their respective views regarding the mainstreaming of FATA and the way forward.
The COAS also lauded tribal elders and youth for their determination and support to the Pakistan Army in the fight against terrorism, the military’s media wing added.
General Bajwa said he valued the views of the tribal delegations regarding the future of FATA. He said that achievements through sacrifices of brave residents of FATA are being consolidated while the country transitions from relative stability to enduring peace.

Delegations of FATA Elders & Youth met COAS at ISPR.Acknowledged Army’s contributions, discussed their views on mainstreaming of FATA.(1of2)
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) December 13, 2017
The COAS also shared his engagement with the Afghan leadership for enhanced cooperation and security measures along the Pak-Afghan border.
General Bajwa advised the youth to continue playing their role towards peace and progress of FATA and Pakistan as they are the future leaders.
Commander Peshawar Corps, DG ISI, CGS, and other senior army officers were also present.