Uplift in FATA as important as military action: Kayani
22 September, 2012
RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday said that continued support of the public and development in the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) was as important as military operations against the miscreants in the region.
He said this while interacting with commanding officers of formations and units deployed in the area, during a visit to South Waziristan, an ISPR press release said.
Speaking on the occasion, he emphasised upon the importance of sustaining successes achieved in recent years against terrorism, until the menace was completely subdued.
For this purpose, he said, continued support of the public and development of the area was as important as military operations. The COAS lauded the sacrifices and efforts of the army in the fight against terror.