Chief of Army Staff visited various locations of South Waziristan Agency
Islamabad: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited various locations of South Waziristan Agency to review the progress of development projects being undertaken under Army’s supervision.
COAS inaugurated Road Wana – Angoor Adda Section of total 220 Kilometers Road network in Waziristan Agency being constructed by Frontier Works Organization. The road projects will provide access to local tribes of Waziristan with settled areas of Pakistan and will also provide link with Afghanistan. The new roads will provide economic opportunities and open a trade route for locals Tribes. COAS also inaugurated Cadet College Wana recently established by the Army. While addressing the Wazir elders, he emphasized the need for educating the youth and also thanked the locals for their support and cooperation.
Later COAS visited Modal Village, Government High School and market complex at Chagmali, reconstructed by the Army. He performed earth breaking of Waziristan Institute of Technical Education (WITE) established to impart technical education to the local youth. He also visited rehabilitation projects at Kotkai and lauded efforts of local formation to develop the areas badly affected by terrorism. He appreciated the great sacrifices and efforts of recently returned IDP’s at Chagmali and Kotkai.
Earlier on arrival, COAS was received by Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Asif Yasin Malik.
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