By Anwarullah Khan
Khar, Feb 16: Chief of Army staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said that all efforts were being materialized to rid the country of anti-state elements forever.
He was addressing a jirga of tribal elders at Bajaur scouts headquarters in Khar during his visit to the agency.
He said that action against the miscreants would continue till the elimination of last terrorist in the country.
He told that whole nation and the forces were on same page to rid the country of anti-state elements and the day was not far-off when terrorists and their supporters would purge forever.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa appreciated the job of tribesmen and elders in the war against terrorism in the agency and said that the whole nation was proud of their role.
He urged the elders to continue supporting the security forces for maintaining peace and writ of the government in area, as joint efforts were necessary to keep the agency safe of militant’s activities.
About the provision of basic and modern facilities to the people of tribal areas, the Army Chief said that he was keen to improve the living standard of tribesmen; he further added that efforts were under way to ensure modern civic facilities to the people of tribal areas.
He said that, besides maintaining peace and normalcy in the region, the security forces were determined to boost the health and education facilities in the tribal areas.
The tribal elders on the occasion assured the Army chief about their continued support to forces in maintaining peace and normalcy in the agency.
Corps Commander Peshawar Lt- General Nazir Ahmed Butt and Inspector General Frontier Crops Peshawar were accompanying the Army chief during his visit to the agency.
On the occasion, senior officials of the security forces in Bajaur briefed the visitors about measures undertaken to maintain peace and writ of the state in agency.
The Army chief was also informed about the recently taken measures to prevent cross-border attacks and infiltration of militants from the neighboring country.