Peshawar , The Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Barrister Masood Kausar on Wednesday urged the tribesmen to be vigilant of the elements, who might re-emerge to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in FATA that had been restored after many sacrifices and efforts by the law enforcement agencies and political administration.”
Tribal people are no doubt peace-loving, but a handful of elements are there to disrupt peace for their ulterior motives”, the Governor said urging the tribesmen to be aware of such elements.
He was talking to a 14-member delegation of elders of Orakzai Agency, which led by Malik Naseer Hussain called on him at Governor’s House here. The delegation apprised the Governor of the problems and difficulties of the people of the respective area and sought for his intervention to resolve the problems that were mostly related to education, health, communication and water supply sectors.
The Governor also issued orders to the concerned officials on some of their demands. He said that sectarian hatred was one of the issues that led to disturbances.
“Those who are found fanning sectarian hatred must be identified to take them to task” he said adding that the people should promote religious harmony, tolerance and cohesion in the society.
“Peace in Kurram Agency has been restored after passing through a difficult situation and making hectic efforts”, he said adding that peace in Kurram Agency would be maintained at every cost and no one would be allowed to disrupt it again.
Governor Masood Kausar said that FATA had been brought to the political mainstream and hoped that political activities will also help discourage extremism and terrorism. He said that FATA Reforms were a phased process and it would continue with the passage of time.
He said that the security agencies were taking on the terrorists and destructive elements effectively and most of the areas had been cleared of such elements.
However he stressed that the tribesmen should also play their role in this regard. He said that lasting peace could be maintained and development process furthered with the cooperation of the people. “Progress and development in FATA is a priority following peace.
We want the development process to continue without any obstruction so that public welfare schemes are completed as early as possible”, he added. The Governor informed the delegation that the political administration would now serve the tribesmen rather than ruling them as were a practice in the past.
The administration will now onward take the people along in development activities and will have to have close liaison with the political activists.
Members of the delegation thanked the Governor for listening to their grievances and issuing orders to concerned officials with their total satisfaction. They also expressed tjheir commitment to peace and assured to guard their areas against mischievous and terrorists elements.