ISLAMABAD: Secretary General of the Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Association (PESA) Brig. Syed Masood-ul-Hassan has said that army has cleared almost all of the South Waziristan and restored peace.
Peace has been established in South Waziristan and the Pakistan Army deserves praise for its sacrifices made in this regard; it has also played an exemplary role in cleansing troubled area of terrorists, he said.
Overnight stay of Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif, along with Corps Commander Gen. Hidayat-ur-Rehman, DGMO Gen. Aamir in a place like South Waziristan proves restoration of peace, he said in a statement issued here on Wednesday.
He said that army has done its job, won hearts and minds of people and now local administration should take responsibility to further improve situation by providing facilities to masses. He said that the two best cadet collages are fully functional in South Waziristan, while army has constructed roads, water supply schemes, health centres, schools etc.
The army veteran said that now local administration should ensure presence of staff in schools and hospitals to provide relief to the local population.
PESA has repeatedly demanded effective role of civil administration in Waziristan which is imperative for proper outcome of the operation, he added.
During wars the responsibility of provision of civil services lies upon government but here army is burdened with everything.