Pak Army organizs seminar to pay tribute to the martyrs

MINGORA: Pak Army organized a one day seminar here the last day at Wadudia Hall Saidu Sharif Mingora Swat to pay tribute to the martyrs for peace in the area.

Besides the army authorities, the Commissioner Malakand Division, Kifayatullah Khan, the Regional Police Officer, Malakand Region, Azad Khan and the District Police Officer Saleem Marwat and the Lt. Colonel Ali Yasar as well as the Journalist Fiaz Zafar addressed on the occasion. The local elders of the area were also present on the occasion.

The speakers at the seminar paid tribute to the sacrifices rendered by Pak Army, Police and the general public for establishing and maintaining durable peace in Swat. They went on to say that it was due to the sacrifices and the unforgettable cooperation by the people of here that terrorism was wiped out of the area and peace restored.

Underlining the need for public cooperation, they said that the active support of the masses was still inevitable for maintenance of durable peace in the area.

They acknowledged the public sacrifices in the war against terror and the unconditional support the people had to render in backing the military operations in the militancy-hit Swat.

They people of the area had to sacrifice their lives and properties for achieving long-lasting peace in the Swat, they added.

Recalling the time when the scenic swat valley was under the grip of terrorism with the nature red in tooth and claw, the speakers stated that the army had to resort to persistent operation against the militants and left no stone unturned in establishing peace in the area with the cooperation of the public.

They had to lose precious lives in the line of duty in the war against terrorism and suffered heavy injuries in the operations. However, we and the whole nation feel proud of those, who have laid their lives for peace in the perpetual war against terror, they continued.

And now they were determined in reviving the spellbinding beauty of the area and giving the people of here once again the gift of the mini-paradise, they further added.

They elaborated that the sacrifices rendered by the people and the VDC members would not go unattended. They would give free education to the children of the VDC members. While the provincial government has made funding in this regard, they assured. DNA

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