[Kayani’s little pretend paradise in S. Waziristan cannot succeed, as long as a majority of its people remain missing—too distrustful of Army intentions to return. The disarmament requirement for Waziristan’s heaven on earth is blowing the deal for everyone.]
WANA: Chief of the Army Staff General, Ashfaq Pevez Kayani on Thursday appealed to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from war-ravaged South Waziristan Agency to return to their areas, assuring them of military support.
Speaking after the inauguration of 50-kilomtere road from Wana, main town of South Waziristan Agency to Angoradda, the army chief said that the army would maintain its presence in the area as long as people were satisfied with the law and order situation.
He noted that nobody would indulge in terrorism if the tribal region prospered. He said that roads, electricity, education, health and other uplift schemes were completed in the area and the projects would fulfill the purpose only after the people of the area returned to their houses.
United Arab Emirates Ambassador was also present during the inauguration of the project called Third Corridor, which the Pakistan Army chief announced to name after Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayad Al Nahayan.
He also thanked the people of South Waziristan for their support to the armed forces in bringing peace in the region.