Peace talks with Afghanistan are under way: General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Peshawar: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa said talks regarding peace process are under way with Afghanistan, Pakistan Army will try its best to ensure law and order in Tribal Areas of the country. In interaction with tribal elders he further announced that job opportunities will be provided to tribal people, whereas, funds worth Rs one billion will be spent for uplift of the areas.

Hailing sacrifices of people of Khyber Agency for peace and their full support behind efforts of security forces, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa assured them on Friday that ongoing consolidation efforts shall take the current gains towards enduring peace and stability. According to ISPR, General Bajwa said that Pakistan Army fully supports mainstreaming of FATA and shall pursue it in line with aspirations of the tribal brothers.

The army chief said this while visiting Corps Headquarters Peshawar and Khyber Agency, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

At Corps Headquarters Peshawar, the COAS was given a detailed briefing on security situation in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and progress on Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, return of temporary displaced persons (TDPs) and development works.

In Khyber Agency, Gen Qamar reviewed progress on fencing along the Pak-Afghan border. He interacted with troops and tribal elders and lauded sacrifices for peace and their full support behind efforts of security forces.

The army chief assured them that ongoing consolidation efforts shall take the current gains towards enduring peace and stability.

Commander Peshawar corps and IGFC KP were present during the visit.

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