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Terrorists will not be allowed to return to Mohmand: Gen Rabbani

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.

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