Pakistan shall not fight imposed war again, pledges PM Imran
RAWALPINDI – Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan shall not fight any imposed war inside the country again as it did in the past. He stated this while addressing a combined Jirga of elders from North and South Waziristan during his first visit to N. Waziristan on Monday after assuming the office.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, key federal and provincial ministers, Governor KP Shah Farman and Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan accompanied the premier. The prime minister greatly appreciated people of erstwhile FATA/ KP who had gone through the very challenging and difficult times while facing terrorism.
He hailed achievements of Pakistan Army, all other security forces and intelligence agencies for their successful operations against terrorists, according to Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR).
“No other country or their armed forces have done what Pakistan and its armed forces have done in war against terrorism”, PM said. He said that we have fought an imposed war inside our country as our war at a very heavy cost of sweat and blood and lose to our socio-economic fibre. “We shall not fight any such war again inside Pakistan”, PM pledged.
He said, “We are for peace beyond borders especially in Afghanistan. We shall play our role in Afghan peace process along with other stakeholders as peace in Afghanistan is critical for achieving enduring peace in Pakistan”.
PM paid rich tributes to the martyrs and their families who have sacrificed so much for the safety, security and prosperity of the people of Pakistan and the motherland. He also announced various welfare packages in the fields of health, education, employment and administration for the newly established districts of erstwhile FATA.
PM announced three percent of NFC share by all provinces for merged districts, early conduct of local bodies and provincial elections to ensure transfer of power to grass root level. He also announced Police Reforms and resolve to address all concerns of Levies and Khasadars by ensuring their jobs security.
PM announced Medical College along with Hospital for NWD and SWD, University for NWD, Army Cadet College for NWD, health Insurance Cards to residents of merged districts, Tele-medics system to fulfill deficiencies of specialist doctors.
PM also announced mega share from jobs for merged districts as offered by Qatar, enrolment in Police and Frontier Corps, special quota for under-developed regions (Almost double to existing), restoration of cellular service in NWD and SWD, loan for house building, effort to address issue of load-shedding, NADRA facilitation to ensure speedy CNIC process and solar panels for mosques.
PM announced provision of interest-free loans, provision of computers and development of sports grounds. “A new Pakistan is in the making”, PM concluded. Earlier, upon arrival PM laid a floral wreath at the Martyrs’ Monument.
He was briefed in details about operations conducted, ongoing stability operations, rehabilitation of TDPs, socio-economic development projects and fencing along Pak-Afg Border. PM also visited Ghulam Khan Border terminal and saw the border fencing.