Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on his visit to South Waziristan expressed that that Pakistan Army would support efforts to bring FATA region into mainstream. He also appreciated determination of tribal members and the local administration for supporting Pakistan Army.
COAS uttered his indulgence with operational gains, better border security and progressive tasks being carried out in the region. He was also briefed by the about security and stability situation including border management and rehabilitation of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs).
COAS directed the forces to continue focusing on stability operations and socio economic development for continuing peace in the area. He also stated that Pakistan Army will endure its efforts for supporting mainstreaming of FATA as per aspirations of the local tribes. While interacting with the troops, General Bajwa lauded their courageousness and commitment as well as appreciated the role played by tribal people in restoration of peace in the region.