Zarb-e-Azb produced positive results; normalcy returning to FATA: President Mamnoon


President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday said that operation Zarb-e-Azb has produced positive results and situation is returning to normal in seven agencies of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Talking to a delegation of tribal elders from FATA, the president said the government has allocated a large sum for resettlement of displaced persons.

He said that the return of displaced persons of three agencies of tribal areas has been completed while the return of the people of other three agencies will be completed soon.

President Mamnoon lauded the immense sacrifices of the people of FATA and said that reforms committee of the government was working on priority basis for the betterment of FATA.

“The situation of FATA will improve further after introducing reforms there,” the president remarked.

He emphasised that no constitutional change would be introduced without taking the people of FATA into confidence.

The president underlined that the government would leave no stone unturned in rehabilitation of infrastructure in FATA destroyed due to terrorist activities.

He said that the development of educational institutions, road networks and construction of hospitals are basic priorities of the government. Maximum employment opportunities will be created in tribal areas, he added.

The president noted that the youth of FATA has immense potential and they could bring laurels by equipping them with modern education.

President Mamnoon stated that it is the government’s responsibility to resolve the problems of tribal areas that they face due to limited resources.

The president called for paying attention to female education in tribal areas so that they can play a positive role in development.

He said that the government is working in the right direction, which has improved the situation of the national economy.

Senator Mushahidullah Khan and tribal elders from seven agencies were present on the occasion.