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GHALLANAI: Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant-General Khalid Rabbani said on Wednesday peace had been restored in Mohmand Agency and terrorists wouldn’t be allowed to return to the tribal region.
He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the solar water supply scheme in Pandyalai tehsil in Mohmand Agency. The government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) had provided funds for the project to overcome the scarcity of drinking water in Mohmand Agency. Nine projects out of 10 solar water supply schemes have been completed in Mohmand Agency to address the water shortage problem. Over 150,000 people would be benefited from the schemes.
The corps commander said the restoration of peace was not possible with the support of the Mohmand tribe that rendered numerous sacrifices for peace. He said peace and stability was imperative for development and uplift work. He urged the tribal people to support to the law-enforcers to maintain law and order and not to allow the terrorists to return to their areas.
Lauding the efforts of the UAE government for carrying out development work in the terrorism-hit areas, he said various UAE funded projects in health, education and other fields were underway in different parts of the country.
The corps commander said up to 1,000 posts were being created for the tribesmen in the Pakistan Army to provide jobs to unemployed youth. He said the local tribespeople had been recruited in Frontier Corps (FC).
On the occasion, the tribal elders informed the Corps Commander of the problems that the local people face. Dua was offered for slain soldiers who were killed in the ongoing military operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan.
Prominent among those who were present on occasion were Political Agent Mohmand Khushal Khan, Inspector General Frontier Corps Major General Tayyab Azam, Commandant Officer Engineering Corps Major General Jamil Akhtar Rao, Commandant Mohmand Rifles Colonel Haider Bukhari, government and army officers and a large number of tribal elders.
Monday, July 21, 2014
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Saturday, July 19, 2014 - Quetta—Pakistan Army has assured all-out support to BalochistanPolice in combating terrorism and maintaining durable peace in the region.
The assurance was made by the Commander Southern Command, Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua in a meeting with Inspector General of Balochistan police Mohammad Amlish here at Commander Southern Command. IGP Balochsitan police lauded the support of the Army in enhancing the capacity of the police personnel.
Army was playing commendable role in the capacity building of the police force,IG said adding the training imparted by the Army would bring about positive change in the morale of the force. The trained police men are now capable to cope with the terror elements effectively and foil bid to sabotage peace efforts in Balochistan.
The commander southern Command said that Pakistan Army was committed to assist the provincial government and imparting training to police is effort to strengthen the force and discourage the terror elements. Reposing their confidence on the improved security situation in port city of Gwadar, the leading group of Chinese Investors have shown their interest to joint work as Industrial Park, free zone operators and investors in Gwadar.
They expressed their readiness in establishment of fish processing units, assembly plants, marble processing, cement and steel making industries as well as, coal based, wind and solar plants for Gwadar Port, Gwadar Industrial / Free Zone the city itself. Chairman Gwadar Port Authority(GPA), Jhanzeb Jamaldini said while talking to APP that future of Pakistan is rich as keen interest of the foreign entrepreneurs were creating investment environment in Balochistan.
The visit was in line with a series of policy initiatives under China Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC) and bilateral and multilateral understandings between different Chinese and Pakistani public-sector, as well as private sector companies and organizations. The objectives of the ICBC-HBL-Hollydelegation visit to Gwadar mainly aimed at have an on-site investigation for top priority Industrial Park at Gwadar. “It would bring US$ 10 billion, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), annually in Balochistan, once the first phase of 9.2 skm Gwadar Free Zone in made functional, chairman GPA said while, referring the estimates of .
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