Peace has prevailed in FATA: Jhagra

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Says TDPs to return by end of year: Condemns Quetta attack

PESHAWAR(PR):The Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said that peace has prevailed in FATA as a result of operation Zarb-e-Azb. The Governor said return process of TDPs would be completed by the end of this year.
He expressed these views to the participants of 22nd Mid-Career Management Course (MCMC) here at Governor House Peshawar on Tuesday. Additional Chief Secretary FATA Fida Wazir, Secretary Law and Orders FATA were also present on the occasion. A detailed briefing been given to the participants on overall situation in FATA.
In response to questions, the Governor said he personally met all stakeholders and people of every walk of life of all the tribal agencies and frontier regions in connection with FATA reforms on the directives of Prime Minister and reviewed their opinions. Majority have supported the proposal of FATA merger in KP, he said.
The Governor said that a well prepared and thought out mechanism has been developed to monitor and expedite pace of work on the developmental schemes and ensure their completion within the stipulated period. He also apprised the participants about the repatriation process of TDPs and make sure their rehabilitation at their native places.
The Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Engineer Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has strongly condemned the suicide attacks at the Police Training College in Quetta and expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives. Meanwhile the Governor has also strongly condemned the terrorist attack at a polio team in District Charsadda on Tuesday.
While expressing his heart felt sympathies with members of the bereaved families, the Governor has said that the entire nation is fully united to curbing terrorism and such cowardly acts of terrorism could never deter the staunch commitment of the government; the security forces and the nation as the whole in this respect. The elements involved in the heinous crimes of terrorism, the Governor said, could never go away un-attended and will be brought to court of law and justice.
He has also expressed his deep sympathies with the members of the bereaved families and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls. The Governor has also wished early recovery of the injured.