- PM Shehbaz visits N Waziristan for the first time after assuming office.
- He notes that Pakistan owes a lot to people of tribal districts.
- Tribal elders assure PM of complete for prosperity of Pakistan.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif visited North Waziristan’s Miranshah area on Thursday and vowed that the sacrifices tribal people made would not go to waste as he assured that the government would work for their betterment.
The prime minister spent time with the tribal elders and they thanked him for his first visit to the area “which speaks of his focus and concern for tribal districts”, a statement from the PM’s Office said.
“The people of tribal districts have rendered great sacrifices and we owe them a lot. We will not let their sacrifices go waste,” the prime minister told the tribal elders.
The prime minister thanked tribal elders for their all-out support in the war against terrorism for a peaceful and stable Pakistan.
In response, tribal elders assured the prime minister of their complete support for the peace, stability, and prosperity of Pakistan.
PM praises army
Earlier, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa received the prime minister when he arrived in North Waziristan. The premier then laid a floral wreath at the Shuhada monument and offered fateha for martyred soldiers.
During the visit, the prime minister was given a detailed briefing on the prevalent security situation with a special focus on terrorists’ activities from across the border, a separate statement from the PM Office read.
The prime minister was also briefed on the western border management system including the status of border fencing.
Speaking on the occasion, the PM paid rich tributes to the officers and men of the Pakistan Army for their success in breaking the back of terrorism.
PM Shehbaz said it was not too long ago that terrorists had been indiscriminately targeting innocent men, women, children, educational institutions, and state infrastructure across the country.
“Thanks to the valiant efforts of our armed forces, fully supported by the nation, we have been successful in defeating and degrading all types of terrorist organisations and dismantling their infrastructure.”