Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that terrorism has been eliminated from North Waziristan Agency as a result of Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

CD-jFjgUsAAObojAddressing temporarily displaced persons (TDPs) in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan Agency on Friday , he expressed confidence that now peace will prevail in the Agency and it will have positive impact on the whole country.

He said the situation has now been conducive for the TDPs to return to their homes. He said that the whole tribal belt will be made a cradle of peace.

Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said the government will provide financial assistance to the TDPs for the reconstruction of their houses.

He said development process is being launched in the terror hit areas. He said hospitals and education institutions will be opened in North Waziristan Agency.

The Prime Minister lauded the sacrifices of the security forces and tribal people for elimination of terrorism. PM Nawaz Sharif said he will visit the native areas of the TDPs.

He also distributed gifts among the TDPs who are returning to their native areas from Mir Ali today.

The TDPs have been provided transport charges and cash assistance. A luncheon was also organized for the TDPs.

Earlier, the Prime Minister attended a briefing on Operation Zarb-e-Azb and return of the displaced families to their homes.

Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, and Peshawar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Hidayatur Rehman were also present on the occasion.

Later, addressing a cheques distribution ceremony among the affected people of recent rains in Peshawar, the Prime Minister said peace is imperative for the development of the country.