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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

COAS, CAS visit South & North Waziristan; inaugurate High School in Makeen

ISLAMABAD, Dec 7: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman on Tuesday visited South and North Waziristan Agencies and spent hectic day, ISPR sources here said. The Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani during the visit to the South Waziristan Agency monitored the progress of Quick Impact Projects, being undertaken by Pakistan Army, in consultation with local tribes and in coordination with the Civil Administration, for social uplift of the affected areas.

According an ISPR news release, COAS visited Higher Secondary School at Makeen in North Waziristan Agency that was rebuilt jointly by Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force as a gesture of support for the locals who suffered in war against terrorism. Chief of Air Staff (CAS) inaugurated the school.

COAS later performed earth breaking of a Model Health facility at Ladha in South Waziristan Agency, being established with the assistance of United Arab Emirate (UAE) Government.

COAS thanked UAE Government for the financial assistance and local population for their whole hearted support.

He pledged that Pakistan Army will continue working for peace and social progress of the area.
Earlier on arrival in the area, the COAS and CAS were received by the Corps Commander, Lieutenant General Asif Yasin Malik.

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