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PR No. 106 Islamabad : June 14, 2016

President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the Government is working diligently to ensure early repatriation and rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and no stone will be left unturned in providing educational, health and other development facilities to the tribal people.

The President said this while in a meeting with MNA / Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Professional and Technical Training Muhammad Nazir Khan who called on him, along with a delegation from his constituency in North Waziristan Agency, at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Tuesday.

President Mamnoon said that North Waziristan, including Shawal Valley, has been completely cleared of the miscreants and peace has been restored due to sustained operations of the army. The President expressed his satisfaction at the pace of return of the displaced persons to their homes and assured that the Government, in consultation with the local representatives, will carry out development work for the uplift of the people and restoration of economic and commercial activities.

President Mamnoon appreciated that the army has undertaken a lot of work for infrastructure development and construction of health and educational institutions for the benefit of the public. The President said that the FATA Secretariat will be directed to expedite work on development and welfare projects in consultation with the local representatives. President Mamnoon paid tributes to the people of tribal areas for rendering immense sacrifices during the war against terrorism and said that the entire nation values their contribution in restoration of peace in the region.

MNA / Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Professional and Technical Training Muhammad Nazir Khan briefed the President about the overall development activities in North Waziristan Agency and said that due to the commitment of the Government and the Army, the area has been completely cleared of the terrorists and peace has been restored. He also submitted proposals regarding infrastructure development, provision of health and education facilities and development of agriculture in the area.

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