ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday said vigorous steps were being taken at all levels to redress the grievances of the tribal peoples of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and to remove their sense of deprivation.
The President in a meeting with a delegation of parliamentarians from FATA at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, said the government accords highest priority to the socio-economic development of tribal areas.
He stressed the need for bringing the tribal areas at par with other developed parts of the country.
The President lauded the sacrifices of the people of North Waziristan for the peace and stability of the country and said that the government had devised a comprehensive rehabilitation plan for the Internally displaced persons (IDPs).
He assured rehabilitation of IDPs with honour and dignity after the operation is over.
He urged the concerned authorities to make sure that every child residing in the IDPs camps was vaccinated against polio.
Overall situation in FATA with particular reference to law and order situation, IDPs situation and developmental matters in their respective constituencies were discussed during the meeting.
Discussing security situation in FATA, the President expressed hope that the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan would prove to be instrumental in bringing peace and security to Pakistan and urged for supporting the Jawans of Pakistan Armed forces to make the operation Zarb-e Azb a success.
The parliamentarians apprised the President about the security situation in FATA and the rehabilitation of IDPs besides developmental matters concerning their respective areas.
They thanked the President for his keen interest in the development of FATA.
The delegation led by Alhaj Shah Jee Gul Afridi included Dr. G.G Jamal, Bilal ur Rehman, Nasir Khan, Muhammad Jamal ud Din, Ghalib Khan and Qaiser Jamal.