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Quick Impact Projects: MoU signed to formalise funding

ISLAMABAD (November 11, 2010) : A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed here on Wednesday to formalise the funding of Quick Impact Projects by United Arab Emirates at Armed Forces General Headquarters. These projects include various schemes for the social uplift and development of the areas affected by terrorism, in Swat and Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

The agreement has been approved by the government of Pakistan and the projects are being completed under the supervision of Pakistan Army. Security sources claimed that Pak army would execute development projects in these areas as civil administration has weak writ there.

They further revealed that it was for the first time that a foreign country directly signed an agreement of such kind with armed forces of Pakistan. General Ashfaq Pazvez Kayani, Chief of Army Staff and Ali Saif Sultan Al-Awani, Ambassador of United Arab Emirates in Pakistan, headed the respective delegations at the signing ceremony.

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